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Hundreds of Arbitrary Decisions

Hundreds of Arbitrary Decisions Made By Design (2009)
24" x 36" oil on canvas

Created in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Burnham Plan For Chicago, the grid-based process is in self-reference to the grid-based street layout of the city. (The arbitrary blue square is not a swimming pool, but rather marks the point at which Chicago lost the bid for the 2016 Olympics, as I was working on the piece, and heard it on the news).

A collectible work that may ultimately have increasing value at each future commemorative milestone:  2034 (125th), 2059 (150th), 2109 (200th).
#meatphors #grid #vintage #fragmentation

1196. Analog is the metaphorical 'desire path' across the digital grid. Even zooming in to the most minute levels, there will be a curve overlaying a jagged edge.

0567. One cannot be a consummate artist without living in or frequently visiting large cities and neighborhoods. Small towns and villages tend to promote arts and crafts rather than cutting-e…

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