- Scorza on Chicago skyline (photo by Tom Rossiter)
I was commissioned by Intelligentsia coffee to create an artwork for a tower on a building designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects that houses one of the company’s stores. In the heart of Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, the piece provided a counterpoint to this highly trafficked urban intersection, and complemented the design of the building. The 92' X 27' digital print was adapted from one of my watercolor paintings.
“Scorza” is Italian for bark or skin. The dual meaning of the word references the source material for my painting and alludes to my work as a skin for the building. I aimed to strike a contrast between man made and natural, between the strict geometry of the building and organic form.
- Design Rendering for 1611 W. Division
- Installation shot
- Scorza, digital print, 92' x 27'
- Detail: watercolor study for Scorza