Tag Archive: art

The Mysterious Man of Kowloon Walled City Park


Humidity enveloped my clothing in a blanket of sweat as I trudged from the subway stop, taking great care to follow the path delineated in my Kowloon walking tour map.  Halfway through a week in Hong Kong and its surrounds, I was ready to throw in the towel.  My feet hurt from several days of walking,…

Tony Tasset’s Chicago “Eye-con” or Eyesore?

On July 7, just a few days after the close of the annual Taste of Chicago, the Chicago Loop Alliance will unveil this enormous lifelike eye sculpture in Pritzker Park as part of a celebration of public art in the Loop. Simply entitled EYE, the three-story blue-eyed orb is the brainchild of Tony Tasset, an Midwest-born multimedia artist who currently teaches art at the University of Illinois Chicago.

A Thousand Words: The Art of Ubud


You will hear over and over again in the travel guides that Ubud is the cultural and artistic capital of Bali. This is not an exaggeration. Here in the city is where you’ll find hundreds of traditional and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculptures by the island’s best artists.