Saturday, September 18, 2010

Double Mosaics

I found this cool mosaic (notice the people in all the windows of the buildings) in the lobby of a building on North LaSalle Street when I walked into the lobby to see if there was information on ...

... this mosaic, which takes up the whole ceiling of the outside entryway.

I found a small plaque with the artist's statement. The artist, Roger Brown, notes that the Daedelus, the mythological architect of flying, foreshadowed the art and technology that inspired Chicago. The top mosaic focuses on the LaSalle Street Corridor. The artist notes that Ceres, the statue (also a mythological being) on the top of the Board of Trade is "watching over the 'City of Big Shoulders'".

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