Objects

Chicago Torture Justice Memorial

The exhibition: Opening the Black Box: The Charge is Torture presented the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Project  (CTJM) presented over 70 proposals for memorializing documented cases of torture by ...

Michael Piazza Memorial

I made the flowerbox memorial in 2006, the year of Michael's passing. I had configured the memorials as vessels to contain the dirt from the Earth, maybe soil which lay underneath the path of the ...

Louis Sullivan Memorial

  I was enamored with architect Louis Sullivan and as a life long Chicagoan, his work and his stories of struggle seemed to have some connection for me. Maybe it was his life that seeped into my ...

Utopian podium (Commissioned by Public Art St. Paul)

Utopian Podium is a sculptural object by artist Jim Duignan and a conceptual platform for sharing ideas about what we want our society to become. This series sparked imagination by inviting artists and ...

portable library

A  portable library of 10 essential books by Jim Duignan, wooden structure fabricated by John Preus 20 Years of Hull House by Jane Addams De undertryktes Paedogogik by Paulo Freire Energy Plan ...

radio trailer

The 1964 Shasta has been a radio trailer since

see saw

The see saw has been a symbol of cooperation, a self-education object of my youth, and a reminder of the magical spaces in Chicago where I figured so much out through dreaming. (left) Sullivan ...