Inglorious Chorus (01/10/2020)
Updated: Feb 16, 2020
This oil painting is about the effects of the environment on an urban street scene, but it is also about the effects of urban life on the environment. Several years ago there was a report about many dead birds that were seen on the downtown streets of Nashville. It was believed that the birds' migratory patterns were disturbed by the bright lights and glass of the towering buildings. Intent on flying toward the light source, the birds crashed into windows of the skyscrappers. Modern life with all of its marvel and wonder has an impact on the natural world. My intent is to show this contrast between art and narture in the "Inglorious Chorus" painting.