Submitted by Jeffrey Zimmermann

Client: Gilbane Development

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $65,000

Project Team


Jeffrey A. Zimmerman


Gilbane Development


This mural aims to bring people together. The development company was interested in creating an iconic image that inspires the public. I’ve been painting Love Knots for a few years. This building is on Lake Michigan. The particular knot represented is a nautical knot. Rope is also something I associate with traditional forms of labor. Finally, two ropes of different color when brought together, intertwined, with force and pressure can work together and become one.


To present a dynamic and colorful mural to engage the public and to inspire the public to use their imagination. The development company was looking for an iconic image. This is my personal work.