It’s odd to think “Chicago” and “Wilderness” in the same breath. The concept of a Chicago Wilderness seems contrary to the concrete and steel grid that defines our dazzling magnificent city. And yet a wilderness persists, albeit vastly fragmented and depleted from its earlier form. More complex than most of us realize, we depend on it to maintain fresh water, flood control, agriculture, and breathable air. Migrating animals depend on it for their yearly journeys across the planet. Many of us retreat to it, as we must.
A native Chicagoan, my art focuses on animals and plants of the Chicago Wilderness with intention to educate via the artists’ process. The more we know, the more responsibility we have to maintain, restore, and resolve the complexities of coexisting within a necessarily biodiverse environment.
All original art is for sale. For those who prefer to spend less, fine art signed-edition prints are available for each image. 50% of all sales go towards conservation organizations.