Painting straight lines

I had a year-long commission to create paintings of various buildings on the Emory University campus. Having not painted many buildings before, I focused in on a unique architectural feature or angle.  I’ve never worried much about precise straight lines in my paintings, but for this project, a straight-edged painting tool from the hardware store was my solution.

For the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, I used text from old programs. The other buildings were all connected with Emory Healthcare, so the collage included copies of old medical illustrations and text and some text from Emory’s health publications.