|The grey post-war years before the formation of the metropolis|
From Joan Busquets' and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design's tome BARCELONA, the urban evolution of a compact city. VII.1 Autocracy, reconstruction and shantytowns.
I am drawn, passionately, to shantytowns, their charming colors, their patchwork construction and especially to the people who build their lives and communities from practically nothing. I was inextricably driven to paint it.
|The beginning... 12" x 16", No.2 lead pencil on Arches|