To change things up a bit I'm posting images from a photo safari I took with my daughter Indigo to an area just west of my neighborhood in Chicago, underneath the Metra train tracks.
I like how this graffiti artist worked with the structure of the staggered block wall.
I am particularly entranced by the layering of type and imagery that create such beautiful complex images when cropped.
A discarded metal tree sculpture added another point of interest.
Suddenly a train went over head.
The massive chandelier was another interesting addition to this urban space. It's probably about 8 feet across with silk flowers entwined around it.
There were a lot of these weird little stalactites.
I love these colors. I see things like this and want to remember it for a color palette for painting.
I love this texture and all the beautiful reds.
What fun to come across this blue heart with my initial on it.
I hope you find these images as inspiring as I do and see there can be artistic beauty hidden in plain site.