Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Art Deco Fountain

oil 20"x24"

This neat fountain is in a building in our downtown. Our doctors offices are in this building. While new facilities are being built out of tin, this beautiful old building stands partly unoccupied. People walk past this marble fountain without a second look. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is everywhere in this building. Maybe it's easier to slap up something new than to restore something old, but how boring we are in our modern aesthetics. This fountain is a work of art and when I set up in the hallway to paint it passersby stopped to take notice of it and they too found the beauty they had overlooked.


Dors said...

Amazing piece. I totally agree. how we abandon the old for modern tin.

This room looks so beautiful.
I expect the whole building is magnificent. They don't build like that anymore.... Shame.

Shirley Fachilla said...

Showing the unnoticed beauty to others, I think that's part of what art is all about.
Love the cool elegance of this piece.