paper weights


These collages are old school class photos on found wood from private landmark sites of Chicago. The suite of collages were created as manic incantations during a moment of psychic trauma.
L 10.25″ x h 3.5″ x d 1.75″
Green Line

Chicago Torture Justice Memorial by Jim Duignan

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 Chicago police. CTJM held workshops, discussions, and round tables in conversation with the torture survivors and their families to share knowledge about this history, and to consider the forms memorialization might take.

see saw

I find the see-saw a perfect symbol of cooperation, a self-education object of my youth. It is always a reminder of the magical spaces in Chicago where I figured so much out myself realizing school would from then on supplement my education.  

Sullivan Galleries, Proximity of Consciousness exhibition in Chicago.

reinstalled at 6018North, Chicago for the children of the neighborhood.