Piece description from the artist
Inspired by the blues of the sky meeting the blues in Lake Michigan, and the bursts of patriotic fireworks across the city, this piece was created in soft pastels as a way to celebrate the summer festivities throughout the city. The blues are cool and mellow, blending together with bright reds and soft salmon colors to create a complex pattern that will be perfect for any room in your home. Show off your favorite section of the city with this print- It looks great in a white frame.
UPTOWN – This is an abstract, hand-drawn piece of artwork showing a map of the Chicago neighborhood known as "Uptown"- it shows the area along the lake between Foster Avenue (at the top) and Irving Park Rd (at the bottom) with the popular Montrose Beach peninsula in the center.
Jennifer Carland is an artist who works with mixed media to create abstracted versions of aerial views and city maps. The work that she creates is loosely based on real geography and is abstracted so that the shapes, line, and color of the maps are altered to create a unique piece of artwork, showing an artistic representation of a real place.
Jennifer works with a variety of artistic materials and is fascinated by aerial views of the world around her. Each finished piece that she creates is of a map carefully selected for its geographical attributes and visual appeal then altered to create a unique piece of artwork. The finished product is a combination of hand-drawn and digitally altered images with many layers of colors and textures. The focus of her work is on interpreting the lines and shapes of a city map and changing the purpose of a map from utilitarian to conceptual. She intends to make the viewer think about their own place in relation to what is around them and appreciate the beauty in both the built and natural environments.