If you consider yourself a native of Hyde Park or any of its surrounding neighborhoods you are probably unaware of your familiarity with RK Designs. This Chicago-based group combines the aesthetics of street art and fine art to make visually provocative graphic design, murals, paintings and more. Evidence of this is found when passing under the Metra tunnel at 47th and Lake Park, at the northern edge of Hyde Park. Their collaborative mural covers the wall and stairways of the south wall, giving an always-needed serving of color to anyone passing by. Combining a range of iconic Chicago imagery, Max Sansing, Rahmaan Statik, Noah Bird “Fesup”, Eric Von Haynes, Dred 88 and Zeek Crowe come together to show the dynamics of that community across the train’s 390 feet long foundational walls. Driving by doesn’t do it justice. I suggest if you get a moment, walk or bike by the piece and smell the visual flowers.
Music by Tall Black Guy Productions