25 February 2010


Abandoned, Portraits of Detroit #71
 Oil on linen/panel, 2010, 7"x5"
To a collector in Adelaide, Australia
Today's daily painting is a corner building in Delray, one of the worst hit areas of Detroit. MICHIGAN, the image here tells a lot about the state of our economy, but it also leaves much out. Detroit and Michigan are still viable places to live and create. The young people are really taking the city on with their creativity. There are many opportunities for those willing to take a chance. Our local art scene is second to none and is very adaptive, creative and thriving.
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Lorena said...

nice painting, out of the decay of the compost heap, something always grows up.Nice to hear of the grass roots Detroit Renaissance

Stephen Magsig said...

Very true Lorena, There are so many positive things happening for and by the younger generation in our city.

cohen labelle said...

I think where ever there are young people there is genuine hope for change. If they care, if they have the vision and imagination it makes a huge difference.
But you do too Stephen – young people need your presence. You inspire everyone with your beautiful realist paintings of a once great city that in spite of its obvious neglect and deterioration, still has the hope of renewing itself.