Mary Phelan

City Staccato (2013)
oil on linen
24 x 35 in.

My work is about home place. The multi-layered settings of my Chicago neighborhood speak to me of the human condition: of conflict, yes, but also of a willingness to embrace reality in all its ordinariness, tackiness and charm. My purpose, as I see it, is to mine these urban images for clues to our deeper selves.