Picturesque Suburbia


The subject of our first assignment in my Painting class this semester was Suburbia. Each student was assigned to find a picture of a house that they believed best described their impression of suburbia and to from that, make a line drawing.  We compared our images and opinions of the classic suburbs. As a group, we landed on a few generalizations: neighborhoods divided into small lots with simple, similar houses, surrounded by little green yards.  We picked the drawing that was the best match and transferred it onto each of our square panels.  With identical surfaces, we all headed in our own directions, attempting to in a sense, exploit the plane.  As a group of eight, we created final paintings that were incredibly unique, yet held together by the common initial layer.