The Neighborhood: Completed Artwork

The-Neighborhood
The Neighborhood, 2019, Mixed Media Installation, 21″ x 47″

So here is the finished work.  Thank you all for your comments on the last post of this as it was in progress. I decided on a horizontal format and it is currently hanging on a dowel which I have come to realize is a quick answer to hanging most artwork that is not framed. Other posts related to this piece are here: CCHP: Artwork in Progress and CCHP: Intro to the Cookie Cutter House Project & Beginning the Artwork  Detailed images are below. There are a few details I feel I would like to talk about. On Detail 1 below, I want to bring attention to the house on the bottom row in the middle. My goal with this house was to try to get a very old world structure with a fountain out front.  This may seem a bit of a stretch on a row house but many people take great pride in making their small row homes seem grand by mimicking old world style architectural features. I am not making fun of this, I find it very charming. This can also apply to the house in the upper right with the two large planters flanking the door and the several houses throughout the installation piece with the faux stone fronts.  More traditional for row homes are bicycles out front as in the house in the upper left, fire escapes (see Detail 2, upper right) and small trees, climbing vines and lawn ornaments (flamingos).  You get the idea.  Though row homes, like town homes, are traditionally attached, that was where I took some artistic license with this.  My hope is that the closeness and the quirky nature of each home speaks to the culture of row house living.

The-Neighborhood - Detail 1
The Neighborhood, Detail 1
The-Neighborhood -Detail 2
The Neighborhood, Detail 2

 

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