Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Artful Tour of Chicago 2011

Finally, here is my artful tour of Chicago, part one. We were there after our visit to central New York. If you would like to see my first tour of Chicago, it's posted on August 30, 2008.

We had a spectabular view from our hotel room. That's Lake Michigan out there, and that's Sears Tower on the right. Except that now they call it John Hancock Tower.

The view from another window. The dark splotches on the lake are from clouds.

There was art I liked in the room.

It looked like pen and ink, which is one of my old passions, but it's really black fibers, layers of them over each other.

I thought they looked great.

I also liked this painting.

Okay, time to leave the hotel room. This building looked rasor-sharp on the top edge. Very dramatic!

Check out this storefront window! Rows and rows of old sewing machines.

You can't really tell from this photo, but this is a much bigger window higher up, with hundreds more sewing machines!

This dramatic display was a block from our hotel. It's t-shirts hanging like flags.

This sign explains the display. Each t-shirt represents one of the 77 Chicago youth killed by violence during the 2010-2011 school year.
I will finish the artful tour tomorrow.


Stacy Hurt said...

Oh my Cindy. The display of T-shirts makes me cry. What a wonderful (but sad) living testament.

Thank you for sharing all the photos.

joanell said...

I love the collages and the window of sewing machines. Thanks for the trip to Chicago - love your perspective