Lost Walls Project Pelican Puzzle
The Pelican. A white pelican sits peacefully along the side of a Chicago west town building, where it seems to have its eyes set on the elevated subway and the many passersby. Its realistic head and feet, paired with its abstract body show two ways of perceiving the world wrapped into one.
Artist: Juan De La Mora is an architect and self-taught artist. The Chicago-born son of Mexican immigrants, he is deeply interested in bilingualism and how his two disciplines relate to one another, as well as with people and nature. De La Mora studied architecture in Chicago and Madrid, making his approach to the brick unique in using the brick facade as a grid system to highlight and extract an image from it.