Wednesday, December 5, 2012

White House Ruins VII

1.82 White House Ruins VII. By now these mysterious ruins are so familiar to me that I always choose to paint them if I want to just let my imagination run away with me and not even think about the subject. There is something about this place that inherently lends itself to abstraction. Photographs of the varnished, checkerboard cliff bulging above the Anasazi houses appear as a surreal representation of a cliff. The houses, made of the same stone appear to blend into ledge on which they were built. Here I decided to emphasize this by attempting no differentiation between the houses and the cliff aside from the shapes left where they disappear into the shadows.

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