I like to find the beauty in their decay. I have said it before and I will
again; These places have a soul. How can they not? Some of these places have
stood for hundreds of years and seen innumerable patients go through. I like the
peeling paint, the soft snow of crumbling walls. I like the mold growing over
things, and the vines covering everything, slowly but insistently prying apart
what man has made. I like to see the things left behind when the doors were
closed, and the detritus of patients who lived and perhaps died in these places.
They are sometimes sad, but they are almost always beautiful. I think the
frustrated archaeologist in me takes comfort in documenting these places before
they are eventually torn down.
I enjoy being a part of 1000 markets. It is a new venue. It is classy, with a nice format and a jury process. My shop is http://www.1000markets.com/users/avisualjourney
The work above was created two years ago for Arts Worship Sabbath, fittingly called "He Stirs My Soul" a 24" x 18" mixed media by me, Robin Maria Pedrero. Why yes of course it is for sale!