Created By: The Department of Exhibition, Performance and Student Spaces|DEPS
ARTIST: Tara Hamilton
LOCATION: 636 S Michigan Avenue alley
Tara uses plants and animals merged with the human form to invoke our perpetual connection to nature that is lost within our current society, as well as to illustrate vitality and purity. She describes this piece as follows: “In my work I have drawn inspiration from the connections between self and interpersonal relationships. I often focus on the difficulties of accepting the light and shadow within life, within ourselves, and within those who are close to us. This piece focuses on the resilience of human nature and hope. How we can suffer great pains and traumas, we can still manage to find light and beauty within the struggle. Lotus flowers are growing from areas of trauma and damage on the hand, the lotus is known for being a flower of rebirth and self- regeneration. With empathy and compassion for ourselves, from our wounds, we have the strength to bloom into something beautiful."
PHOTO CREDIT: Phil Dembinski
ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
Curator/Producer: Yvvi Atanassov
Production Assistance: Neysa Page-Lieberman and Meg Duguid
This project was generously commissioned by Blackstone Hotel at 636 S Michigan Avenue. Special thanks to marketing manager Clare Saviski for making this project possible.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Wabash Arts Corridor