Thursday, July 25, 2013

Jackson Park, Part II

Slime and trash oozing out of the Japanese Garden.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Jackson Park

Friday brought a very, very much needed day off and a trip to Woodlawn and Jackson Park. Of course I took many pictures of various algae and mosses, as well as a sizable dead bug that floated by. We also enjoyed catfish and fries, eating mulberries out of the trees like bears, and an impressive show of lightening bugs (for the city, that is). I'll definitely be revisiting since it is by far the best place I've been in Chicago and is only about 40 minutes away from home. Almost like not being in the city! Very nice lakefront area at Promontory Point and a small swimming beach. Highly recommended, and as review on Google aptly says: "Great views and hood vibes!"

Also $4.19 for a sixer at the Liquor and Beauty Depot doesn't hurt.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Work in Progress

Some new reclaim pieces in progress. I'm now wrapping up my residency at Lillstreet and preparing to head to the Bray for August and September, so it's time to condense my materials and figure out what I have accumulated in the last 10.5 months. Turns out it's a lot, but press molding goes pretty quick. Now I just need to set up a moving sale, so Chicagoans should stay posted!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

New Soap Dishes

I've updated my website and added some new pieces.

Over the next month I'll be photographing everything (good) that I made this year and putting online, however, in the mean time you can enjoy the new layout!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Erica Iman

The forms and surfaces of Erica Iman's sculptural work.

"I am drawn to geological formations and extreme landscapes that remind me of my own solitude and impermanence. I am interested in exploring these ideas through my work by creating solitary, abstracted or fragmented forms that are reflective of the land, processes, and materials from which they are derived."

You can see more of her work on her website.

all images from Google

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Roof Moss

Moss on the roof of Lillstreet, growing outside the north wall of the deck.