This photograph is a digitally altered view of the lift bridges over the Calumet river in Chicago. I often drive between my studio in Chicago and galleries where I show my art in Indiana. On the way, I pass through an industrial area at 95th Street and the Calumet River. This region strikes me two ways, severely depressing yet completely fascinating! During my early drives, I saw only the rusting, forgotten and half-abandoned buildings, bridges, electrical towers, and train tracks … a sight reflecting the diminished industrial might of the American heartland, Eventually though, I developed feelings of awe - pride even - for these powerful icons of a recent era, an era of boundless dynamic energy. These out-sized icons now loom here in this gigantic, eerie, outdoor museum.
Transformation Is true of this region on a symbolic level as well as being my artistic media. The vibrant colors in my photos represent the vital role this industrial hub played in developing the Calumet region. This art is from my series, Steel Giants Of The Heartland. Recently displayed at the Bernard Gallery in Indiana.
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Enhanced matte, archival paper