Posts Tagged: 21artists

First Winter

First Winter

In 2011 my husband and I moved back to Chicago, after living a few years in Kenosha. It was a critical move in our lives. It has been good for us but very hard. Chicago has always had a special place in my heart. Now in 2014 I am finding a chapter coming to a …

A Greater Light

A Greater Light

After a particularly hallowing day at work, I found myself downtown attempting to drown my stress in iced coffee and piano practice at Harold Washington Library. As I made my way between destinations, the sun arrested my negativity down Adams St. Bright, bold, unabated in its strength even surrounded by skyscrapers, the sun in that moment …

Nostalgia of a City

Nostalgia of a City

About five years ago I began a series entitled “Vintage Chicago”.  It consisted of a number of old Chicago photos that were redone with ink and acrylic on canvas.  It was and still is a great way to reflect of the history of Chicago and the theme of nostalgia.  Chicago is built out of bricks …

A Friend’s Love

A Friend’s Love

The other night, I have received a beautiful gift rom my friends. Even before opening the gift, I got dazzled by the paper, with all the kisses on it marked with lipstick. It inspires me every day, to gather all the love that sometimes I forget, then multiply and give more love to the people I …

Community’s Special Voice

Community’s Special Voice

“I may go hungry….But I won’t go soft in the brain” The photo is of a book shop about 5-7 minute walk from my apartment in the area known as Lakeview. I am a new transplant to the city I keep my eye out for the “dirt/earth” of the city, the sense of humor, the …

Seeing The City from a New Perspective

Seeing The City from a New Perspective

Liv is a friend, singer and long time collaborator. This is Liv’s boat, Mary Ellen. She bought it in the north of the country and slowly chugged it down the canals over the winter. I joined her for the last leg into central London, which turned out to be on the most glorious spring day. The banks of …

A Day on the Train

A Day on the Train

Every bit of this city is filled with multiple points of view. There is never just one way to look at it or the people in it. This city is both grand and small. A day on the train can fill my mind with a million sources of inspiration, countless faces to capture and stories …

Engineer Houses

Engineer Houses

My favorite architectural details from the industrial golden age are the engineer houses that crown vertical lift bridges.  This one rides up and down 130 ft on the Canal Street Railroad Bridge at the southern end of Ping Tom Park.  A magical calm envelops this invisible sliver of green where the railroads split and flank …

Sick!

Sick!

I am a teacher at a Secondary school in the East End, one of London´s most multicultural areas (I am proof of that myself, coming from Málaga, Spain). On that evening there was a students´variety show in our main hall.  I was doing some tedious after-school work when, suddenly, all the performers stormed into my …