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Here But Now Gone was uploaded to Flickr

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Frostpocket

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I took Here But Now Gone on September 13, 2014 at 03:37PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on September 26, 2014 at 12:36AM

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September 25th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

“If I See A Mule Run Away With The World” was uploaded to Flickr

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“I’m just gonna tell him to go head on"

Phil takes a nap in Union Park, West Loop

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I took “If I See A Mule Run Away With The World” on September 05, 2014 at 03:03PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on September 08, 2014 at 12:18AM

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September 7th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Things Are Going To Slide In All Directions was uploaded to Flickr

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Northside of Chicago somewhere

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I took Things Are Going To Slide In All Directions on September 11, 2012 at 02:38PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 09, 2014 at 05:40PM

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August 9th, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Sit Down And Be Counted was uploaded to Flickr

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Borders

A few of Steinunn Thorarinsdottir “Borders” sculptures in Grant Park.

“Borders” — hosted by the Chicago Park District in conjunction with the Grant Park Conservancy and the Icelandic Ministry of Culture, and sponsored by Bloomberg — will remain through spring, the sculptures looming with pupil-less gazes over park visitors. (Each aluminum piece weighs 180 pounds; each iron piece weighs 440 pounds.) Thorarinsdottir, who sometimes “stands and peeks” at passers-by, said she enjoys watching her art evoke different reactions from people.

And that’s the fundamental idea of this exhibition: Viewers make what they will of it. The pieces can be poked, stroked, cuddled — so long as the art stimulates some kind of mental and physical response, Thorarinsdottir said she considers her mission accomplished.

Her artwork, which took two years to complete, was first installed in 2011 at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Thorarinsdottir said she consciously placed her figures in that socially and politically charged environment, and her choice to install them in Chicago’s Solti Garden was just as careful and deliberate.

Days before “Borders” was installed, she sat on one of the garden’s benches for hours considering how her sculptures would fit into her surroundings. She recalled listening to the languages spoken by people of all sizes and colors, and she knew she had found her gallery space.

“I wanted the installation to relate to people that wherever we come from, whatever our life experiences, we’re all connected in shape and spirit,” she said. “This garden was my first choice, a natural choice.”

The park, situated just south of the Art Institute of Chicago, provides the intimacy of an enclosed room in an area heavy with foot traffic. The lattice of tree trunks forms the walls, brambly branches netting up into a leafy canopy.

“Some sites are too big, but this garden had a nice body. I like that it forms a natural ‘border’ that the viewer can cross and connect,” Thorarinsdottir said.

Thorarinsdottir purposely left her androgynous figures “neutral.” Some may be sitting, a couple kneeling, others standing, but their faces are left enigmatic. Her Icelandic background influenced her philosophy, she said: “In Iceland, it’s an island with lots of space, very few people, tons of organic nature. So everyone in Iceland gives this feeling that what you are, what you do, matters. We are individuals, but we are also all connected, we are all part of humanity.”

more: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-07/entertainment/ct-ent-0808-borders-sculpture-20130808_1_art-institute-sculptures-exhibition…

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I took Sit Down And Be Counted on June 26, 2014 at 07:17PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 05, 2014 at 02:38PM

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August 5th, 2014 at 7:53 am

One Eye Upon the Heavens was uploaded to Flickr

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Downtown Toronto somewhere

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I took One Eye Upon the Heavens on September 09, 2013 at 11:19AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 01, 2014 at 03:29PM

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August 1st, 2014 at 8:49 am

Across The Evening Sky All The Birds Are Leaving – Polapan Blue was uploaded to Flickr

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fog, S. Michigan Avenue.

Polapan version

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I took Across The Evening Sky All The Birds Are Leaving – Polapan Blue on June 26, 2014 at 07:38PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 27, 2014 at 03:39PM

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June 28th, 2014 at 8:33 am

London Guarantee & Accident Bldg was uploaded to Flickr

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a/k/a Crain Communications Building, and f/k/a Stone Container Building. A Chicago Landmark building.

Wacker and Michigan. More tasteful than the Trump Stamp

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I took London Guarantee & Accident Bldg on June 20, 2014 at 01:36PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 22, 2014 at 12:03AM

Sounds Like Truth To Me was uploaded to Flickr

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I took Sounds Like Truth To Me on May 25, 2014 at 09:21PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 27, 2014 at 03:51AM

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May 28th, 2014 at 7:19 am

Walked On By was uploaded to Flickr

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never ending construction

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I took Walked On By on May 20, 2014 at 11:46AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 22, 2014 at 07:30PM

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May 26th, 2014 at 9:23 am

Mendel’s Creamery was uploaded to Flickr

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Kensington Market, Toronto.

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I took Mendel’s Creamery on September 07, 2013 at 05:33PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 22, 2014 at 04:15PM

Lumper Need Not Apply was uploaded to Flickr

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West Loop/Fulton Market

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I took Lumper Need Not Apply on September 29, 2013 at 01:07PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 09, 2014 at 02:46PM

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May 14th, 2014 at 8:09 am

You Try to Tell Me With Consternation was uploaded to Flickr

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corner of Clinton and Kinzie

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I took You Try to Tell Me With Consternation on May 09, 2014 at 09:20PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 13, 2014 at 01:40AM

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May 13th, 2014 at 8:35 am

It’s Like Everything Else In This World was uploaded to Flickr

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Rusty train bridge over the Chicago River

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I took It’s Like Everything Else In This World on April 25, 2014 at 06:13PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 28, 2014 at 03:06PM

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May 13th, 2014 at 8:35 am

Captain Toby was uploaded to Flickr

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on his ship the Robert Allan II

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I took Captain Toby on April 25, 2014 at 06:12PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 26, 2014 at 03:27PM

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May 7th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Ghost Of Myself was uploaded to Flickr

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Canal and Lake at night

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I took Ghost Of Myself on April 29, 2014 at 09:19PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 30, 2014 at 02:47PM

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April 30th, 2014 at 1:51 pm