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Repetition is a natural phenomenon. Look around and you'll notice patterns everywhere, as our minds unconsciously seek them out. Art often has a rhythm as well, with repetitive lines, forms, and subjects. This is something we have seen frequently in our artists’ work, and it presents in many different ways.

 

For some, the act of repetition is a meditative and self-soothing way to deal with anxiety and stress. The controlled creation of a predictable outcome offers comfort and clarity in a world full of chaos. For others, it can be an act of compulsion with exactness and precision to the point of obsession.

 

Whatever the motivations behind their creation, these works of art are stimulating, familiar and, at times, rather calming.

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"Unicorn Donuts" by Dana Baker
"Lemon Slices" by Molly McGrath
"Karuna From India" by Molly McGrath
"6253 S. Michigan" by Ricky Willis
"6253 S. Michigan" by Ricky Willis
"6250 Harper Ave" by Ricky Willis
"6250 Harper Ave" by Ricky Willis
"Cherries" by Dana Baker
"Genomes" by Allen McNair
"Other Worlds" by Allen McNair
"Radiate" by Michael Smith
"Bubble Dress" by Michael Smith
"Starbust Motif" by Sheila Smith
"St. Benedict" by Ryan Tepich
"Flowers" by Lucy Woodhouse
"Car Lot" by Allen McNair
"Intersection" by Lucy Woodhouse
"Gateway to Chicago" by Janno Juguilon
"All About Cats" by Ruby Bradford
"Bows" by Dana Baker
"Dot Formations" by Sheila Smith
"Dot Quilt" by Sheila Smith
"Rainbow Ticks" by Sheila Smith
"Organic Dots" by Sheila Smith
"Colorful Creatures of the Sea" by Safiya Hameed
"Roman Man" by Ryan Tepich
"The Four Stars" by Safiya Hameed
"Motifs" by Lucy Woodhouse
"Leaves, Flowers, and Butterflies" by Safiya Hameed
"Trees and Flowers" by Safiya Hameed
"Colorful Flowers in a Tree" by Safiya Hameed
"The Leaves" by Safiya Hameed
"The Butterflies" by Safiya Hameed
"Ribbons Bumble Bee" by Safiya Hameed
"Heart to Heart" by Keturah Lynn
"Eternity" by Luke Shemroske
"Elton's Smile" by Michael Hopkins
"Marina City" by R.J. Juguilon
"Gospel Choir" by David Holt
"Hallelujah" by David Holt
"Happy Choir" by David Holt
"Birds in Sync" by George Zuniga
"Bird Pattern" by Alfred Banks
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"Scales" by Franklin Armstrong
"Pathways III" by James Hall
"Pathways I" by James Hall
"Pathways II" by James Hall
"Busses and Motorcoaches" by Adam Hines
"Famous Airports" by Adam Hines
"Winter Vacations" by Adam Hines
"Computer Universe" by Bobby Terelli
"Systems" by Bobby Terelli
"Day" by Bill Douglas
"Wallpapered Room" by George Zuniga
"Rose Garden" by Safiya Hameed
"Halo Chart" by Louis DeMarco
"Tree Women" by John Behnke
"Forest Fire" by John Behnke
"Cloud Chart" by Louis DeMarco
"Bird Brain" by Keturah Lynn

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Project Onward believes we can inspire change by using art to promote empathy and reduce the stigma of mental illness and developmental disabilities. We seek to improve the self-image of artists by emphasizing the social and economic value of their work.

 

You can directly contribute to this belief and help improve the lives of each Project Onward artist by purchasing their work. Our online shop is open 24/7, and half of the sale for each original piece goes directly to the artist.

Project Onward is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to promote art as a powerful tool for understanding and valuing the real and potential contributions of our national population with disabilities.

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Bridgeport Art Center

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Chicago, IL 60609

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