The Highly Detailed Precarious Painted Cities of Amy Casey

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The cities of Amy Casey exist precariously.  Buildings tower, tilt, and balance about to topple.  Much like actual city life, the metropolis’ in Casey’s paintings can seem like a hard-fought existence bound by community.  Further tying her paintings with actual cities are the buildings that actually inhabit both worlds – amazingly, every single home and building in Casey’s paintings is based on one of her numerous photographs of actual structures.  In her statement, Casey says of her work:
“Cities are fascinating creatures that I am just beginning to scratch the surface of.  The work and organization that goes into a city’s creation and evolution, the constant shifting and adaptations, and the sometimes hidden history of these changes and a city’s dependence on civilian cooperation are things I like to think about.”

Also, check out a short documentary on Amy Casey here.

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