I interviewed Michael and Deborah Barnum in November of 2014. They have lived in their home in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood for 38 years. The Barnums were emphatic that their is nothing they would change about their neighborhood. Their street in particular means a lot to them. The way in which Michael and Deborah described their street felt special, and made me want to depict a portion of that street in the painting. The painting includes the Barnum’s home, as well as the homes on either side of the them.