Chicago Bean Cloud Gate Millennium Park Street Map background by Dark Island City

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Chicago Bean Cloud Gate Millennium Park Street Map background by Dark Island City

40.00

This listing is for a woodblock print of the Chicago bean (Cloud Gate) in Millennium Park, with the background being a 1913 Chicago street map showing the park that used to be called Grant Park before the renovations.


Materials: ink, paper, wood

Pigment-based inks that are said to last a lifetime are used.

The image comes on premium paper.  The DARK ISLAND CITY watermark will not appear on the woodblock. 

Please allow 5-7 days for shipping. 

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Artist statement:

I turned my fascination with buildings and how they are constructed into a 10-year career in architecture, working my way up in the biz. The only problem was that the love of the craft started to escape me. It makes sense, then, that I would start mucking around in Photoshop with delightful old pieces of cartography and images of iconic buildings. I ended up creating my own art form by taking pieces of the past and marrying them with modern architectural marvels. A street scene with the unmistakable Flatiron building looks right at home on top of an old map of the gridded streets of Lower Manhattan, turns out. Passion: renewed.