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Inspiration: Chicago's Twelve


The Garfield Park Conservatory is a Chicago treasure. In my not-so-humble opinion. Recently ravaged by hail, they are managing to rebuild while hosting at least two different exhibits and managing a completely fantastical outdoor playspace for kids (think "Where the Wild Things Are" - the recent movie - meets urban/container gardening.) 

This post is dedicated to Chicago's Twelve. "Through interaction with environmental issues, the re-purposing of found objects, and utilization of non-traditional material, these twelve artists call into question not only our present relationship with our world, but also the possibility of its sustainable future." The exhibit is open until December 9, 2012. I wasn't able to photograph every piece so please click through and take a look at the video and catalog!


Inspiration: Dolan Geiman wonderfulness...



By far the most inspiring guy showing at the Renegade. "Produced from salvaged wood, found objects, and other recycled materials, Geiman's eco-friendly artwork emerges from a folk art tradition infused with a contemporary, urban style.




 Originally from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, Geiman currently lives and works in Chicago along with partner Allison Walsh". Check out his website.