Wicker Park Roadstains

WICKER PARK ROADSTAINS This series of work came after the Chicago Roadstains project, where I would trace stains on the street and the final piece would be the same scale. With this project, instead of tracing the actual stain I would collect stains while on walks through my neighborhood with a digital camera. This would give me the freedom to record interesting large-scale stains that would be in the middle of a high traffic area where I could not trace the stain on site. In the studio the photographic image would be printed onto 8.5 in. x 11 in. archival paper, and I would “draw-out” the image that interested me in the stain with archival pens. This image would be the starting point for a series of small drawings on paper, and laser-cut drawings of these images. Working with this small scale allowed a large collection of stains to be archived and exhibited in a way that related to the experience of walking through the Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago.

"Willow Dance- summer 2007"
2011
Archival pen on Clearprint paper
12" x 18" x 2" (framed)
Collection of Elmhurst Art Museum
 
"Winged-family of Trees"
2009-2011
Archival pen on Clearprint
21" x 15" x 2"
Collection of the artist
(Price on request)
"Island Aftermath"
2007-2011
Archival pen on Clearprint
15" x 21" x 2" (framed)
Collection of the artist
(Price on request)
 
"Ghost Protector- summer 2007"
2011
Archival pen on Clearprint
21" x 15" x 2" (framed)
Private Collection
 
"Rooted Together"
2007-2011
Archival pen on Clearprint paper
21" x 15" x 2" (framed)
Collection of the artist
(Price on request)
"Couple(d) on Damen near Evergreen (south)- summer 2010"
2011
Archival pen on Clearprint paper
21" x 15" x 2"
Private collection
 
"Couple(d) on Damen near Evergreen (north)- summer 2010"
2011
Archival pen on Clearprint paper
21" x 15" x 2" (framed)
Private collection
 
"Couple(d) on Damen near Evergreen (north)- summer 2010" (left), "
"Couple(d) on Damen near Evergreen (south)- summer 2010" (middle), "Ghost Protector- summer 2007" (right)

Archival pen on clear-print paper(framed)
2011
President's Gallery,
Harold Washington College,
"under-foot...walking through Wicker Park" April 20- June 3, 2011
 
"Winged" (left) and "Rooted Together" (right)
Painted laser-cut plywood pinned to painted cork board
2009-2011
President's Gallery,
Harold Washington College,
"under-foot...walking through Wicker Park" April 20- June 3, 2011
"Rooted Together"
Painted laser-cut plywood pinned to painted cork board
24" x 18" x 1"
2009-2011
"Winged"
Painted laser-cut plywood pinned to painted cork board
24" x 18" x 1"
2009-2011
Wicker Park Roadstains Project
2007
Archival ink on graph paper and digital forms
ea. 11" x 8.5"
 
"Sprout Spurt"
2007-2011
Archival pen on Clearprint paper
21" x 15" x 2" (framed)
Private collection
 
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