11 March 2011

Kercheval St Landscape
Oil on linen/panel, 2011 5x7" 
To a collector in Des Moines, IA
Today's oil painting is a winter urban landscape  of a building on Kercheval St  on the eastside of Detroit.
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With the writing on the wall I thought this should be posted to show what is happening in Michigan, your state may be next 


oxeye said...

Stephen: Your Detroit paintings are interesting not only because they are beautiful, but because they articulate something in America that has gone obviously wrong..

ski holm said...

This, unfortunately sounds all too much like one of my favorite books,"Player Piano". I can imagine that somewhere at the end of the blue tunnel Mr. Vonnegut is wagging a finger in an "I told you so" moment.

Thanks, Stephen for posting this. Where would we be without Rachel Maddow?

tothenorthstar said...

Great painting! It is simple but so interesting. I agree with oxeye, it seem to say so much about the place.

cohen labelle said...

This is a wonderful and thought provoking post. I have the book Shock Doctrine - The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein. What's happening now in Wisconsin and Michigan is very disturbing, reads like fascism.
Your work as usual is beautiful! Your Kercheval St Landscape is extremely beautiful and your blog fantastic!

Pierre Raby said...

A wonderful painting Stephen and a very strong post. Thanks for sharing this link.

Nancy Clearwater Herman said...

This painting has a poignnancy that is moving. It goes very well with the video.

Don Gray said...

Absolutely outrageous! Where is it going to end with these power-hungry ultra-conservatives? thanks for posting this video.

Oh, and your recent paintings are superb, as usual.

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