3 Acres on the Lake (2001)
Artist A. Laurie Palmer invited artists, groups, and spaces to propose ideas for the 3 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan just south of Navy Pier. The site was being considered to place a traditional stature of DuSable, Chicago’s first resident. Stockyard Institute created a piece called the DuSable Life House which included a journal of ideas to meditate on a home for Mexican families who were ill, needed care, or attention at the end of their lives. The journal filled with equipment, furniture, plants, healing ideas, cll aged and through drawings of the residence was exhibited in Chicago and a large dyptyke indicating the style of the home which was a house across the street from our studio on Damen in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The journal was included in the exhibtion.
A book was produced if you want to see all the proposals.