I have a great fondness for the Midwestern state of Illinois. It’s the place of my birth, and many of my growing up years. I especially love Chicago. I was born just north of the city, and lived some years in a “far north suburb”. I have wonderful memories of driving into the city with my “just licensed” high school friends – everything was a great adventure. For whatever reason, just looking at this Illini art has taken me back to that sense of very present wonder.
I am drawn particularly to the first two works in this “52”. Which do you like best?
Next Friday we pop next door and visit Indiana, for more fine Midwestern art! See you then.