LeVeque Tower painting

This is a little composition that I’ve been playing with of the LeVeque Tower and surrounding buildings in downtown Columbus. I’ve been doing a series of expressionist images of American downtown city areas. So far, they’ve only been black and white and very loose in representation. For this piece I experimented with bright, bold colors, and a tighter, more figural representation. Also, the other paintings in this series have been landscape orientation to capture the wide streets and density of many buildings stacked along them. For this painting, I went vertical and was more interested in the spaces between the buildings. It was a fun experiment that has already influenced me to expand my downtown series.

LeVeque Tower, acrylic on canvas, 18x24"

LeVeque Tower, acrylic on canvas, 18×24″

Eames inspecting my early sketch

Bonus- Eames inspecting my early sketch

Notes on ancient ruins and cities: Corinth vs Delphi vs Mycenae

Notes on ancient ruins and cities: Corinth vs Delphi vs Mycenae.

My ramblings comparing the ancient cities of Corinth, Pompeii, Delphi, and Mycenae. I don’t know how interesting this is, but I’m posting anyway!

It reads:

“Corinth vs Delphi vs Mycenae

-‘apples to oranges’ argument of comparison.

-clear procession up hill (Mycenae) / flat of Corinth

-Corinth as Nolli map-great piazza!

-layers of history

-Delphi, Mycenae, & Pompeii “frozen in time” vs Corinth & Athens which were continuously inhabited

Athens, Rome, Venice, London

-keep historical cities from becoming museums

notion of ground plane

-small changes in section can have a big impact

-plane of ground, water

-anything on Delphi’s site would be good

Athens-history of city is walled off from locals (Acropolis museum, the Acropolis itself, etc)

-Temple of Herculean Zeus walled off-could be great park