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Venice Series

1998 – 2001

I went to Venice, Italy specifically to see a place where geography and man- made mistakes are taking back a treasure of unique architecture. The exquisite, ornate buildings and outdoor contemporary cafes sit perilously close to a water system that is slowly pulling them under. Another metaphor to a fragile life cycle of beauty and decay, punctuated by an endless array of elegant glass chandeliers and vases, suspended, hovering in a tease to the forces of nature. I set this series of paintings with actual images of functional objects and figures whose sources mimic natural floral and water patterns in an almost plausible fiction.

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