The Buildings

These structures are another of my favourite painting subjects - I love the detail in the crumbling woodwork, the peeling paint, and the layers that reveal habitation and use. They are still standing, but are disused, dilapidated, and often forgotten. I really enjoy the dichotomy in these works: the man-made in contrast with the natural; the monumental and abiding contrasting with the temporal and transitory - these on their way to collapse and decay, leaving little reminder of our attempts at establishing our presence.