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Bridging the Gap

2016
Chicago, United States

Between Past and Present

In summer 2016, talented American artist ARCY completed his largest mural to date. The mural’s message is an emphasis on looking beyond what once was (the rise of agriculture), and to the importance of how it effects our future. The symbolism suggests the transition of the city of Chicago and surrounding areas, and how many citizens may be unaware of the roots of their heritage. The piece bridges the gap from past to present. Entitled Bridging the Gap, the piece measures roughly 160′ x 30′ and was painted on the rear of a grandstand stadium in Chicago, IL, USA. Calen Albert, a world-renown cinematographer, traveled to Chicago to film the entire process of making this amazing piece.

ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 1, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 1, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 2, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 2, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 3, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 3, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 4, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 4, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 5, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 5, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 6, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 6, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 7, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 7, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 8, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 8, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 9, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 9, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 10, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 11, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 11, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 12, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 12, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 13, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 13, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap - work in progress 14, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap – work in progress 14, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap (detail 2), Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap (detail), Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap (detail), Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap (detail), Chicago, IL, USA
ARCY - Bridging the Gap mural, Chicago IL, USA
ARCY – Bridging the Gap, Chicago IL, USA