Wednesday, October 7, 2009


[1]Flickr Link: God Bless America

[2]Flickr Link: God Bless America

[3]Flickr Link: God Bless America

Add an "IRELAND" sticker to the suitcase, please!

[4]Flickr Link: God Bless America

For almost a year and a half I have been working at 401 North Michigan Avenue. It is also called the Pioneer Plaza.

Right on Pioneer Plaza is the "God Bless America" by sculptor J. Seward Johnson.

I like it. "Oh, the American Gothic in 3D..." I said to myself when I first saw it. My friend told me that he had read something about the sculpture having a deeper meaning as signified by the suitcase with stickers but I really didn't look it up. So since it was installed, I pass by this sculpture as I go to my secure and comfortable job.

On Monday, October 5, my secure and comfortable job is no more. That morning, we went into a department meeting and found out that our jobs are being outsourced to Ireland. There was shock all around. Nobody can believe what they had just heard.

Being into photography, I occasionally bring my camera to work. That day I just happened to have it with me. So, after the meeting, I told my friend that I want to document this day.

So anyway, we walked around the plaza and I took my photos. As I was taking photos of the God Bless America sculpture, I asked my friend again if he remembered what the suitcase meant.

He said, "Outsourcing".


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Anonymous –   – (October 8, 2009 at 9:44 PM)  

I think the word you're looking for is "apropos". Don't worry though, talented girl like yourself, I'm sure it's only temporary :)


Rohit Rajgaria  – (October 12, 2009 at 12:33 AM)  

Wow man what pics.....its so great really really great...

i appreciate you for this...good collection...

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Martina J  – (October 16, 2009 at 11:00 AM)  

I love the pictures, the structures almost look real!! I feel sad when I read your story, what a bummer.

I wish an abundance of postive things for you from now on.

All the best,

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