Kozie Prery

36" x 48", mixed media on birch panel

As the polar vortex descends on the north, here's a summery piece I did inspired by the backstreets and laneways of downtown Chicago, in particular Bucktown, where I just happened to stay for a few days in a converted factory.

I don't know a lot about Chicago, other than I liked it a lot. It reminded me of my hometown, Toronto, even the way the people were.

I got a kick out of reading that Bucktown, now as congested and urban as can be, was not too long ago called "Kozie Prery," goat prairie, a name given to it by early Polish settlers.

Cities are sedimentary rock - layers upon layers of the past.

Keep warm!

 

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