Art

Snowman sitting on bench in Glen Ellyn

Creating joyful urban snowmen: making the most of found materials

Forget rolling snowballs, transform found materials into a unique and joyful urban snowman by utilizing existing snow chunks and materials from the city’s trees and curb. Bring a touch of whimsy to the cityscape by placing your creation on a bench for all to see and enjoy.

19th century chair as a Transformer

I might have gone too far. I have come up with three different Transformer names for this 19th century armchair in the Art Institute’s collection.

Rough pigs by Charles Émile Jacque

The roughness of how these pigs are drawn seems to be more accurate for how they are in real life.

Sailing from a quiet to violent seascape

So quiet. The exhaust from one tiny ship pulling a grand sailboat. The exhaust floats into the sky like the larger clouds. Then…

Japanese falling leaves

Falling leaves like Japanese characters read downward vertically on a page.