The Nature of the Place 2005

Portage Park Senior Center, Chicago

Hallway, computer room and activity room: porcelain tiles, 15 x 24 inches

City of Chicago commission
Sonata Kazimieraitiene, assistant artist

The works in the Senior Center illustrate relationships between memory, nature and place.  

Shown is one of three small works which depict a cardinal and squirrels, ever present in the park.  Such wildlife, which once lived among the Native Americans, have adjusted to the challenging urban environment.  The architectural fragments are inspired by buildings around “Six Corners”, an early and lasting economic center in this area.    


Mural Installations
Portage Park Senior Center