Buildings, architecture and civic structures reflect the particular sensibility of the time in which they were constructed. As artistic subject matter, they can function as metaphors for a civilization or culture, and can express the human condition as well .
My drawings of buildings are not architectural renderings and are not meant to be objective records of the structures. They are creative interpretations that reflect recognizable details, but only as a means of conveying the overall nature of the art.
Hand-colored prints and digital montages: This technique could be referred to as mixed media, however, I prefer hand-colored digital print or hand-colored digital montage because they describe the medium more accurately. My hand-colored digital art starts with shooting a photograph and altering it, and or combining it with other images (the extent of which determines whether it is considered a digital print or digital montage) on the computer. I print the image in black and white on Arches watercolor paper and add color by drawing in pastel. I also draw over the image with charcoal pencil. Archival inks are used in the printing process. The digital file is somewhat akin to a plate in a print-making process such as etching, in that it serves as a master in which multiple prints can be made. Since the hand-coloring and drawing is unique, each piece becomes an original work of art. Limited versions are created, thereby increasing availability while maintaining originality. Creative latitude is exercised through the amount of hand-coloring, drawing, and alterations. All photographs and art are original.