Monday, September 1, 2014

Color, Bunky Echo Hawk work

At the Field Museum on display was Bunky Echo Hawk's body of work. Besides conveying a message the painting were also bright and colorful. They caught my attention and then I read the message about them. They are a commentary on the state of Native Americans through art

From his website: Bunky Echo-Hawk is a multi-talented artist whose work spans both media and lifestyle. A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, he is a fine artist, graphic designer, photographer, writer and a non-profit professional. Bunky is a traditional singer and dancer of the Pawnee Nation and an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation.

I really love his combination of the old and new to express a point of the ever changing lives of the people who surround him.

If you have a chance to see his work go and see it.

Bunky's Painting Pants, pretty cool. Love it.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The World's Fair 1893, Chicago

My husband and I went to the exhibit at the Field Museum, Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair. I have to say it was pretty amazing. I am sure this is not the whole collection but gave us a great overview of what it was like to attend this fair. World's fair were a place to show off art, peoples and tribes from around the world (not the best idea), new products, and inventions. The ferris wheel debuted at this fair. It was fun to see what fascinated people at the time and I think some of these objects still do.

I also read the book "Devil in the White City"by Erik Larson which gave a great overview on the challenges of building this fair and just getting it open. The book also covered the case of the Serial Killer, H.H. Holmes. Very creepy. I heard a movie was in the works

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Old Bones, Field Museum, Chicago

The Field Museum in Chicago is the Home to Sue. the TRex. This is the most complete skeleton of a Trex on display anywhere. It is pretty darn cool and amazing. I also love dinosaur bones. 
It is so cool to see Earth's past. Imagine these beasts roaming the Earth

Sunday, August 24, 2014

At Night, Chicago Lights

Love Chicago at Night. The lights!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

World of Bikes, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry has a cool bike collection including this cardboard bike invented by Izhar Gafni. The bike is fire and water proof and retails about $20.00.

Gafni's target market is low-income countries. An NPR article last year. Listen here

I love photographing bikes, all those wheels and spokes. Love em


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