ARTWORK > City Windows

My commute to and from work within the city of Philadelphia has inspired the subject matter for this new kind of "landscape" that is still in process. Some of the buildings are inspired by existing structures but they have been placed in otherwise imagined compositions.

Experimenting with formal ideas of design with graphic elements are concerns of mine as well as surface textures such as glossy vs. matte or rough vs. smooth. My primary motivations for this ongoing body of work, however, are thoughts of place, time, mystery, invisible energy coming from within and moving around.

Mix media collage of cityscape philadelphia by Donna Backues
Mix Media on Board
24 x 24 inches
2013
Mix media collage of cityscape of Philadelphia by Donna Backues
Mix Media on Board
24 x 48 inches
2013
Mix media collage of cityscape of Philadelphia by Donna Backues
Mix Media on Board
24 x 24 inches
2013
Mix media collage of city of Philadelphia by Donna Backues
Mix Media on Board
18 x 24
2014
Mix media collage of city of Southwark School Philadelphia by Donna Backues
Mix Media on Board
24 x 24 inches
2014
Detail of painting by Donna Backues
Mix Media on Board
24 x 24 inches
2014
Divine Lorraine Hotel, Mix Media, Cityscape, Painting, Philly by Donna Backues
Mix Media on Board
24 x 24 inches
2014
Philadelphia factory, cityscape painting by Donna Backues
Mix Media
24 x 24 inches
2015
Acrylic painting of city signs in Philadelphia by Donna Backues
Acrylic & Acrylic Medium on Canvas
18 x 24 inches
2018