Chicago in New Light

Our Artist in Residence, Megan Roy, dreams up creative projects inspired by our hotels. This time, it’s Hotel Lincoln, a Chicago spot with an eclectic, neighborly spirit and sweeping views of Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan—best seen from the rooftop bar. Megan offers insight on the project, a paper chandelier.

“Hotel Lincoln blends décor from several decades with elements of local culture: the artists, the never-say-die mentality of Wrigley Field, the Second City legacy that says, ‘Don’t take yourself too seriously.’ It turns tradition on its head. I wanted to represent that by taking something classic, like the Chicago skyline, and turning it upside-down… literally and figuratively.”

She adds, “The chandelier speaks to all things bright—people, ideas, futures—and the notion that inspiration, like fun, is contagious; that you can give it off.”

instagram skarim430Photo by Instagram user @skarim430

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A look at the installation process:

About the artist: Megan Roy is an illustrator, designer, and s’mores enthusiast from New Hampshire currently living in Los Angeles. While her favorite medium is pen on paper, she has spent time working in film and television, photography, and on large-scale installations. She has been decorating the world since 1986. You can see more of her work on Instagram and on her site.


Stay tuned for more hotel-inspired art from Megan!

If you’d like to learn more about our Artist in Residence program, or contribute art of your own, please email us.