See it: 17 W. Jackson Place
Artist: Shadé "$hady" Bell
The sun and a butterfly, two recurring elements in the paintings of Shadé “$hady” Bell, are seen in Crossroads. This specific butterfly carries a baby toward the sun while 20 figures look to the sky. Bell says the figures symbolize people who came before us. “The crossroad is a representation of a meeting point for those who have passed away,” Bell says. “Not a goodbye, but ‘I’ll see you later.’ ” She cites “Tha Crossroads,” a No. 1 hit for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in 1996, as an inspiration.