A New Mantra for Chicago

It’s all about inclusivity. I came across we all live here while waiting for the Ashland bus back in December. The words were chalked onto a brick wall of a bank; each word a different color. For me, I saw it in the context of immigration, documented or not. We do all live here; we […]

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The Amazing Geoffroy Mottart

I had the pleasure of speaking with Belgium artist, Geoffroy Mottart about his floral works. He places beards and wigs made of vibrant colors on public statues. With the generous French translation help of Carmen Kingsley, here is our interview. ES: How would you describe your work? GM: I style statues with floral compositions, because […]

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NYC Fall 2016: Part 2

What a lovely day. We started out walking the full length of the High Line, a repurposed elevated train line turned into walking path/park. We had originally intended to go to the Whitney but it was a wondrously beautiful day. I really love the High Line. I love the repurposing of industrial space into a […]

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NYC Spring 2016

Now that I’ve finished talking about our trip to France and England, I’m going to spend the next couple of weeks talking about my recent trip to NYC for Easter.  NYC is one of those thrilling places that I love to visit. I’m glad I live in Chicago but NYC is always fun. Our first […]

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Part 3: Musings on Rio

While it is not cultivated nature, I’m going to talk about the Escadaria Selaron in Lapa. It is a steep staircase of 250 steps covered in brightly colored tiles. It’s truly astonishing. It is the work of the late Chilean artist Jorge Selaron who started it in 1990. Originally, he had no budget and found what […]

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