Year: 2015

A secret locked closet in the Tribune Tower has one of my photos hanging up inside!

A secret closet in the Tribune Tower has one of my photos on display

The Tribune Tower has many locked doors leading to secret closets. Walk down any hallway, and you are sure to encounter a locked door that leads to a mysterious place. One of these such doors is on the 14th floor of the Tribune Tower where I have worked for 15 years. While going home late …

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Renzo Piano by Columbia GSAPP

What is Renzo Piano saying?

What would celebrated architect Renzo Piano be saying in this photo? He clearly looks excited to be sharing something.

You're the dreadlock cactus by Jason DeVoll

What would you say about this cactus?

“You’re the dreadlock cactus,” says Jason DeVoll the photographer of this image, “I don’t care about ‘official names’” I say, “It’s alive!–oh wait, of course it’s alive. It’s a plant. ha. The sign looks so tiny next to this cactus monster. I’m surprised the cactus hasn’t eating the sign yet.” What would you say about …

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The Andromeda Galaxy wrapped around a tree branch

The day I wrapped a tree branch with the galaxy

Every artist has their go-to methods when creativity runs dry. Tools like sketchpads. Working in locations like coffee shops. For me one of my methods is to make artwork to place on the front of Tribune Tower. 149 rocks from around the world are embedded on the exterior of Tribune Tower in Chicago. One of …

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25 images that look like Jackson Pollocks Number 1 1950 Lavender Mist

25 images that look like Jackson Pollock’s Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist)

Scull Chapel, Czermna, Poland / Kaplica Czaszek w Czermnej by PolandMFA, on Flickr Untitled Forms / Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009 / 20090926.10D.54894.P1.L1.C23 / SML by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML, on Flickr Angel Christmas cookies by bubolinkata, on Flickr muslim graveyard by smokykater, on Flickr Ice Storm by andrewfhart, on Flickr …

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The Invisible Scar by Josi Yingjiao Pei.jpg

A meaningful use of QR codes

An impressive show was put on by this year’s batch of BFA students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The expansive seventh floor of the Louis Sullivan Building on the State Street housed more than 300 artists’ work by students completing undergraduate degrees this spring. One artist’s work in particular stood out. …

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The eleven napkins of the Art Institute of Chicago

The 11 napkins in the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection

The fine art of napkins. Art that you can wipe your mouth with. The Art Institute currently has 11 napkins in their permanent collection. The height of the napkin collecting craze occured from 1983 to 1996. Nine of the eleven napkins were folded into the Art Institute collection during this 13-year span. (the other two …

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Getting hammered at the Art Institute of Chicago

Get inside the artwork at the Art Institute of Chicago #GetInsideTheArtInstituteofChicago

Ever want to get inside the artwork at an art museum? Now you can! Several people on Instagram and Flickr have demonstrate how they interact with artworks in museums. These seven methods are collected under the hashtag, #GetInsideTheArtInstituteofChicago. A clever pun that says both “Get inside the artwork” and “Get inside the Museum” as it …

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I almost brought my bat with me to vote

Should you bring a baseball bat to the voting booth?

Every year my company, Tribune Media Services, used to have award ceremonies. One of the awards was Rookie of the Year with the trophy/plaque thing being an actual Louisville Slugger baseball bat customized with the recipient’s name and his/her first year at the company. I won the award in 2000. Today I was going to …

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