By the time you read this I will have already left Chicago. Mind blown.
I spent less than 8 months in this city, but am extremely sad to be leaving. It is especially tough to say goodbye because I didn’t get to experience even half of its wonderful offerings.
However, because both my OB and the hospital (where I delivered and also the location of the NICU) are located across the street from the Musem Of Contemporary Art Chicago, I did regularly look at the art instillation that was located at the museums steps.
The sculpture took on special meaning to me. So much so, that it became the theme of my time here. And whenever I started to feel bad about not getting to experience the city the way I’d imagined, it reminded me that my time in Chicago had a different purpose.
Ready to see it?
Here it is:
Kind of perfect, right?
This is Work No. 1357, MOTHERS by Martin Creed was installed during August this year. I thought the decision to create this sculpture and to display it across the street from a Women’s Hospital was kind of perfect. (You can learn more about the sculpture HERE)
There I stayed, first fending off pre-term labor and then later delivering and supporting my daughter in the NICU and finally getting to take her home. It was during this time and in this place that I became a mother.
Lukus took the above photo as a keepsake. Kind of poetic, don’t you think?
And with that I close this Chicago chapter. Thank you to everyone who welcomed me into this city— I hope to cross paths again…