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I am as always fascinated by any living critter especially Chicago wild and ferrel life. These are creatures that must endure the rigors of city life and the sometimes thoughtless nature of their human neighbors.
Down in the loop a large group of pigeons has made what appears to be a semi permanent home in the rafters of the L Train. In this painting I observe a Rock Dove on the sidewalk in focused pursuit of a mate. He is incredibly persistent despite the repeated interruptions of human foot traffic. I find transformative energy and beauty in the simplest of subjects and invite the viewer to do the same.