The Roots of Argyle is a centennial celebration of the historic movers and shakers of the community that made up Argyle Street from 1900 to 2000. The artist chose the front doorway façade of the old Essanay Studios on Argyle Street as the main architectural motif of the mural.
“Part of a new model for integrating public art into playground and park settings, the bench design is an abstraction of water, sand, and natural elements. It references the overall theme for the park which is the lakefront and its environs. Teens and comunity volunteers assisted during the project’s production.”
“The neighborhood around the Argyle station abounds with variety. Cultures mix in a melting pot of cuisines, art, music, and color with joyful abundance and harmony. I think of each of these flower forms as unique individuals, each one with their own distinctive personalities, moving through the Argyle station on their way to someplace else.”
Artist: Paul K. Kufrin , 1939
4201 Marine Drive, Chicago
Artist: Jeffrey Littleton
4201 N. Marine Drive, Chicago, 2015