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Detroit is my hometown.  The midwestern landscape and the people I knew will always be important in my artistic perception.. 

The neighborhood of Williamsburg is a rapidly  changing area of Brooklyn, New York. Many of the places depicted in these paintings have vanished.

This series is basically abstract but includes some figureative work and photography.

The paintings are encaustic on spun web. 

Encaustics are made from the same permanent pigments as oil paint but instead of being ground in oil, they are stirred into molten wax.  The term "encaustic" refers to the final process in which the wax is reheated to make it permanent.

Spun webs are made by melting and spinning polyester.  As an art material, spun webs are archival, light-weight, semi-transparent, resistant to pollution and moisture repellant.

Light passes through the web without damage to the wax, 

It's out of fashion for artworks to be inspired by anything other than popular culture --  but I'm an old fashioned artist..

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