Illinois Sojourn

Year Acquired: 2000

2nd Floor, Quiet Study Room

Illinois Sojourn, a work commissioned by the Library Board of Trustees, was painted on canvas and then applied to the wall of the Quiet Study Room. It depicts a peaceful Illinois rural scene and also employs the design of the room's windows. By incorporating the window motif in the work, the mural creates the feeling that you are looking through the windows of the room onto the tranquil rural scene beyond.

Chicago-based artist Gregory Gove focuses on public area artwork of all sizes and styles, and his works can be seen in corporate, retail, and health care settings throughout the country.