Medium:Oil on Canvas
Height: 3.5 ft
Width: 4.5 ft
Green building in foreground, white road winding down the center, white building with rows of arched windows in left back, white and gold building on right side of the road. Green, coral, and gold tones in sky and throughout piece.
"My work exists in the space between romance and reality. The paintings are intended to contrast the harsh nature of the late 1800s with the illusion of wealth and happiness within the upper class...[Late] 19th century novels are highly romantic: vivid descriptions of characters, recounting of seemingly superfluous social engagements, and complicated interpersonal relationships are set against the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution...The buildings are intentionally left nondescript: their purpose is to provide the bleak but powerful socio-economic structure that existed in late 19th century America." -Annie K. Gerlofs