Sunday, June 18, 2017

Two Natures

The streets of Brooklyn can be exhilarating for a visual artist, a painter, because there is so much to see and respond to.  I might have a different attitude about it if I were not just a frequent visitor and had to live there under difficult circumstances.  Nevertheless, there's an organic nature to city streets, even though they are filled with artificiality and brutishness, that parallels the world outside the city.  Maybe it's the variety and range of visual stimuli in a tight space.  The two "natures" mix when large trees and untended weeds reside with hydrants, walls topped with barbed wire, cars, signs, and buildings and on and on.  This view is of the corner of Grand and Pacific on a 12x16 oil on panel.

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