Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The City Restored Sweet Home Chicago April 2019


Sweet Home.  Chicago


The city has its roots in the soil of the American Prairie.  But the people who came here speak the world’s languages.  The city grew to the heavens in the 20th century but kept its feet on the ground.  It’s still a city that works: brash, gritty, but filled with beauty that can take your breath away.  It is as rough as a steelworker’s hands and as soft as a spring breeze off Lake Michigan, sweetening every street corner.


From a 1990 Chicago Tribune article 


Regeneration is the theme for this bas relief at the Michigan Avenue bridge-tender.

This bas relief from 1924 called "Regeneration" is dedicated to the women and men that brought the city back from the great fire. 


This art by James Earl Fraser and Henry Hering adorns the river's bridge-tender on the southeast side of the DuSable bridge at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue.

My prints of this historic site are shown below.


This is a limited edition print that frames to 12 x 9 inches.    Plate 124

This is a hand colored print that frames to 12 x 9 inches.   Plate 124

This is a print with chine colle that frames to 12 x 9 inches.    Plate 124






My newest set of note cards, Set Q will be available soon and they are views of the city from my etchings.



Set Q

 Chicago ...a Skyline from the lakeside Adler Planetarium.



Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park.  It was built in 2004-2006.


The Newberry Library in Washington Square Park was established in 1887 as an independent research library specializing in the humanities.


Riverside Canyons pictures the Chicago River splitting the developing Wacker Drive buildings south along the river.



Chicago


Cloud Gate




the Newberry Library


Riverside Canyons