Tall towers under a red sky
printed on Giclée Epson Semi-Gloss
This surreal triptych results from the combination of images already present in the ‘Surreal Chicago’ collection where the leitmotif seems to be the regular occurrence of a red sky. The colour red is a recurring theme in many of the artist’s fine-art prints. On the left is the heavily manipulated image of the Willis (formerly Seers) building, complete with lightning bolt from an angry sky. The middle section is the richly textured facade of the Marina Towers, and on the right is a contrasting partnership between the ultra-linear Aon Centre and the curvilinear structure of the Annish Kapoor masterpiece, ‘The Cloud Gate’, an umbrella against the rage above. All this under the constant presence of the fire-storm sky. Rhetorical question; why does the sky always seem so angry in these Chicago images? Are we that close to an apocalypse?