City Of Expression 48″x48″ Acrylic on Tile Board with Black Frame, December 2013.

“City Of Expression” depicts New York City and its artists, which vary in looks and style as much as the people of NYC themselves, vary in race and religion. This composition was originally portrayed as a skyline that transformed into an abstract city of people and buildings. There are various symbols in this piece including a hospital sign, a division sign viewed as an eye brow and pink brains (which is duplicated in my art). There are many colors in this painting: white, green, orange, yellow, blue, black, red, and purple. It started off as a traditional, realistic looking city and after a long night of painting as many symbols and faces as I could; I woke up the next morning and realized what I painted. I couldn’t believe what I painted and I couldn’t image my city looking any more real. “City Of Expression” has very bold colors in addition to mellow colors. The figures have different traits and looks about them. The figure on the right looks confused, while the middle looks certain, and the right looks scared. People who have viewed this composition have said say they see love on the right, while others see a road in the middle. City Of Expression is as open to interpretation as the city that never sleeps is to the myriad of different people who occupy this great city.

City Of Expression 48″x48″ Acrylic on Tile Board with Black Frame, December 2013.