My dear son, all these years watching you, I’ve come to know you deeply and see such strength and loving playfulness. You’ve seen that you can make life whole and know that you will. I love you and wish you a happy 16th year full of exciting experience and kind realizations. Know that you are forever loved and hand in hand with Jesus throughout your time here on Earth. xxo, Mom
Known as the “Peace Prophet”, this Chicago artist creates striking portraits and botanical drawings. Little is known about the Peace Prophet, a literal “outsider artist” living homeless on the streets of Chicago. This enigmatic woman has created a remarkable body of work and is among the most widely collected artists in Chicago as her works are estimated to be in the collections of hundreds of people who have encountered her where she lives, on the streets surrounding the Chicago Cultural Center at Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street. The Peace Prophet is beginning to be recognized by the larger art world. Harvey Pranian, dealer in outsider art, describes her work as, “Reminiscent of Lee Godie but more elusive”. In addition to being owned by hundreds of private collectors and admirers, her work is included in the permanent collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago.
Pictures on the way …. Working on these with nieces on Mother’s Day 2022
“Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
I would like to see you living
In better conditions.”