The Summer 2014 edition of our MCA Chicago magazine features cover art by illustrator Jesse Harp. Roll over the illustration to reveal and link to some of Jesse’s inspirations.
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“Why only mothers? Why not women in general?”
“I like it because I’m pregnant. Baby is on the mind.”
“My first thought was, ‘Hey! I’m one!’”
“It’s a very strong statement.”
“I mean . . . it’s just plain cool.”
“The piece is very applicable to us. We’re on a mothers’ getaway weekend.”
“I appreciate the kinetic aspect of the piece.”
“Honor your mother!”
“Where’d they get the beams to make sure it’s structurally sound?”
“I didn’t understand it at first and I still don’t. You know, like, why does it rest on that pedestal? Things like that.”
“I like being able to be under it. I also loved the idea of a big neon THING going around and around and beaming out at night.”
“Mothers make the world go around.”
If you walked past the MCA plaza sometime in the last few weeks you may have noticed some construction work going on. In early August, the pace accelerated and Martin Creed’s Work No. 1357 MOTHERS quickly took shape.
Here is the story in photos.