Friday, February 15, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Rogers Park One Day at a Time

I have been living in Rogers Park for almost 4 years now.  In May I will be moving to Reedsburg, Wisconsin to be the Residency Manager at The Wormfarm Institute until the end of October.  Jacob will be moving to New York in May to pursue his Illustration career.  A long distance relationship will not be easy but I know we are doing the right thing.  

Lake Michigan is 4 blocks from my apartment.  It is one of the many perks of living in Rogers Park.  I have always been interested in the rocks at the lake for their many shapes and earthy colors.  Gradually, I have accumulated a large collection.  But now that I am moving, I am trying to get rid of as many things as possible.  I have made many paintings inspired by my collection.  Their colors have greatly influenced my choice of colors in my work.  I have done so much with them that I no longer need them.  It only felt right to give them back to the lake.  

The 4 year collection.  I have spent many hours sifting through the sand finding rocks that seemed different from the rest.

I have tried to make many painting to describe the beauty of their colors and shapes and none of the painting have ever seemed good enough.  Using the actual rocks instead of trying to paint them has finally become what I have been trying to do for years.  

1 comment:

  1. Kim - Amazing post. Lake Michigan is something that I really miss not being home in Chicago. Grandma Aggie has been keeping me updated on what is going on in your life. I am so excited for your new adventure this summer at wormfarm. This is a great opportunity for you. Make sure Jacob has my cell number for when he is in NYC. If he needs anything, all he needs to do is call. Love you a bunch *** Laurie ***