Submerged, Venice

Venice series, acrylic on Mylar with graphite, woodcut
Dimensions: 34" X 38"
PaintingUrban Industrial
Photo Credit: E. Rausenberg

Starting from a drawing of a statue, i built this piece around the central motif of a horse and the rising tides of Venice, using formal structure of an interconnected series of panels reflecting tilework.

The piece is acrylic and graphite on Mylar, overlaid with woodcut print, and mounted on Archival foamboard. 

I wanted to suggest the predicament of water levels and threatened relics of Venice, as well as the overall tenuous ';stature' of art.