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Moon rock 76055 found in sidewalk planter on Michigan Avenue in Chicago

Moon Rocks Found in Chicago

Printouts of moon rocks are being found across downtown Chicago. On the back of each printout reads: You Found a Moon Rock! This printout is the exact same size of an actual lunar sample brought back from the surface of the moon. Take a photo of your moon rock and tag it #moonrockfound I will …

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Carina Nebula wrapped around a parking pole #starwraps

Six lessons learned from wrapping the Carina Nebula around a parking pole

I had a feeling something was going to happen while I was carrying around a eight-foot long print of the Carina Nebula. My plans were to wrap this colorful strip of paper around something in public and take photographs of it. This art placement is part of a series I call Star Wraps (flickr gallery). …

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Wet Cement by Marissa Huber

What would you write in wet cement?

photo by marissandrew What would you write in wet cement? Guerrilla artist Uncustomary asks this question. (She answers with “you are beautiful” in her cement) A fun phrase to write in wet cement would be, “Carve your dreams on the moon.” Concrete sidewalks are like the surface of the moon. Walking along on the sidewalk …

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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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Chicago flowers, tourists, architecture, flag, architecture

When one photo is able to capture multiple stories, you have a photo that tells one million words. Read about each of the stories below this loooong vertical pano photo. Flowers Emerging from a long cold winter, Chicago’s flowers grow on sidewalk planters. Tourists Tourists milling around. A tourist was standing in the exact spot …

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A new holiday tradition: take a photo of your first footprint in the snow

Magic covers the ground with the first snow of the year. Everyone is an artist with boots acting like printing plates on the fresh white sheet. Creating prints in the ground, we look back to admire our work. Start a new holiday tradition by photographing your very first footprint in the season’s snow. By capturing …

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Gumspots of the sky

It was quite a challenge trying to re-photograph this pole at the exact same angle. The gumdrops on the sidewalk proved to be a great comparison device. Standing at the pole staring at my iPhone memorizing the exact location of the gumspots, I realized that the sidewalk gumspots are like the nighttime stars providing us …

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Forgive written on the sidewalk

A Ukrainian woman yelled at me while I photographed the word “forgive” on the sidewalk. Walking down Chicago Avenue in the Ukrainian Village on a bright Sunday, I was looking for small things that I like to photograph for the “I like” project. This word “FORGIVE” was painted onto the sidewalk with what appears to …

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