ALONGSIDE THE LAKE
ARTIST STATEMENT
Lake Michigan, Chicago… Although it is only a few steps from downtown, the city and its noise have been left behind.
Located on the foot of Chicago, the lake is heavily affected by man; concrete and metal objects interrupt its shoreline. The altered urban lakefront seems imbalanced with the vast view of water and sky. But, in a big city, interaction of man and nature is inevitable.
Embracing the visual reality, the lakefront is a calming and relaxing place. The horizon line meets the lake on a clear day, while in a mist, it vanishes from view. Under a colorless sky, the lake is grey with a touch of green. On a bright day, intense blue magically colors the water, playing with the sun spots. A breeze creates ripples, slightly swaying a big body of water, while a strong wind disturbs the lake and crashes its waves into the nearby shore. Every day is different.
These frames convey quietness, yet the evidence of urban life. The content of the works binds together simple forms, created by man and nature itself, and gives a sense of presence on the Chicago lakefront.
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