“If Children Built Our Cities" has been a labor of love for over a year. At first, textures were my focus, the building materials used in urban development such as brick, stone, cement, tile, etc. As I worked, the textures actually evolved into cityscapes. Some suggested places I remembered and some became more surrealistic. Combining the perspective of a child's naïveté and my trained eye, hopefully these opposites create stimulating environments in which the viewer can immerse themselves. This body of work has been approached with only some regard to perspective and sometimes no regard to perspective as if toddlers were building with blocks not caring if their structures fall down. On the other hand considering my experience in life, I have interspersed some architecture that has seen the test of time and endures. In the same regard, a child might create a city not worrying about what color is appropriate for the sky, the water, or the dwellings. My colors are applied in much the same fashion and I understand Chagall took this approach as well. I know I am 61 years old, but I still feel like I am a kid inside. My paintings have 61 years of experience behind them, but they are also "child's play.'
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