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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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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

1200 W. 35th St., 4th Floor

Chicago, IL 60609

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