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 Jean Pointe 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 and required care until the end of their lives.
The journal filled with equipment, furniture, plants, healing ideas, through drawings and collage, exhibited in Chicago. Included were a large dyptyke indicating the preferred style of the home which were modeled from the house across the street from our studio on Damen and 48th in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The journal was included in the exhibition.