The Chicago Tree Project

Ron Gard

Dying to Survive #3, #6, & #9

North Ave near Lake Shore Drive


From my exposure to different materials in the film business, and the need to be continually resourceful in that industry, I have learned to let myself be open to inspiration from many sources.  Often observations of the world around me, or testing the limits of a material get me started.  I’m always motivated, though, by the way shapes relate to each other and the tension in a negative space.  I’m a maker. And at the heart of it, honestly, is a compulsion to create, and make cool stuff.  My hands, heart and mind are always conspiring to get to work on the next big thing.