Slice of Life: Heart in His Hands

A bridge abutment on North Union Street is the home of this time-worn piece of art.  It’s a depiction of a human heart being cradled in a pair of human hands.  Is it creepy?  Maybe.  Is it a social statement?  Who can say?  It’s always just wonderful to stumble across works of art in unexpected places.

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at

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