Works in progress

Happy New Year! For my first post of 2016, here are some details of works in progress based on my Venice material. These are all from smaller works (A4 and A3 sizes) on polyester film in ink, pencil, fluid acrylic, and chalk and oil pastels. 

I'm still coming to grips with translating these ideas into a visual language, but in general this series represents an exploration of the city's shifting physical and metaphorical boundaries, and an effort to reconcile the dense and impressive architecture of manmade Venice with the unique ecology of its natural environment in the Lagoon.

I've found the Eye On Venice series of great interest and help in interpreting the city; in particular, Misreading The Lagoon is a good, concise introduction to its natural ecology.