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CHI-CYCLING

hotdogNext time you’re bicycling – Riding through Chi-town.

Take your feet off the pedals – Coast and look around.

Pull over to that hot-dog stand – Cuz that Vienna looks inviting.

Eating and riding at the same time – Now you’re Chi-Cycling!

“Chi-Cycling” print

Ride your bike Chicago-style with this locally crafted print. Keep the ketchup away. 11″x11″ digital print on 100 lb. gloss card stock. Shipping included.

$7.00

 

 

 

 

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

50″x50″. Acrylic on canvas. SOLD.*prints available upon request.

City Night Lights #11

Hog Butcher for the World,
   Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
   Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
   Stormy, husky, brawling,
   City of the Big Shoulders:
They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.
And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again.
And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the faces of women and children I have seen the marks of wanton hunger.
And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them:
Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.
Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities;
Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness,
   Bareheaded,
   Shoveling,
   Wrecking,
   Planning,
   Building, breaking, rebuilding,
Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth,
Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs,
Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has never lost a battle,
Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse, and under his ribs the heart of the people,
                   Laughing!
Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.
-Carl Sandburg
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The Waiting Room

The surreal window view of a world in constant transition

unfolding in front of you

while the powers that be grant you a moment to observe

with a cup of coffee

“Waiting Room”. 36″x24″. Acrylic on Canvas.SOLD.*prints available upon request.

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Eugene Dietzgen

Born in Germany, at an early age Eugene was he taken by his father and brought back to Russia to learn the family trade of tannery. After returning to Germany, he would soon leave again, this time to America to escape the kaisers military draft. He first went to New York City before settling in Chicago to start the Eugene Dietzgen Drafting Company.  He was heavily influenced by one of is fathers favorite philosophers, Karl Marx.

A friend of mine’s grandfather worked at the company and I was asked to make a painting for his daughter. It’s located in Lincoln Park near DePaul.

18″x 24″ acrylic on canvas. Eugene Dietzgen Co.

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Living Spaces

As fast as summer goes, time was found to enjoy the weather and finish some commissioned works, make some art for friends and family, and I was fortunate enough to sell one of my favorite paintings . I know it’s in good hands in it’s new home in New Orleans! Bittersweet such is the end of summer!

“LIVING SPACES”. 55″x55″ acrylic on stretched canvas and reclaimed wood frame.

LIVING SPACES

Happy owners!

“LIVING SPACES” in it’s new home!