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New York City Series

1995 – 1998

In the New York City paintings, I was inspired by the contrast of a massive man-made construction, a containerized organization of a place, built on a small island. Every natural form, including we humans, was housed in some kind of built form, whether the four walls of interior spaces, or flowers wrapped in paper sold on the street. Water encircled it all, acting as the infinite “void.” Real sunsets met sunset logos on office buildings, living room lamps met the moon light. Life simulated nature in the forms of flowered, butterfly-print bed sheets, décor paintings of sunsets and forests hung in bedrooms, and figures dressed in Mondrian-grid outfits, ready to be part of the geometry of daily city business.