In 1998 I had an idea about a more conceptual approach to urban landscape. Crossing a bridge on the Chicago River one day, I thought it would be interesting to focus on components of the structure, instead of a bridge "scene". Since Chicago has the world's largest collection of lift bridges, the initial idea led the way to a series of pencil drawings, many of which served as studies for later paintings in the "Constructs" and "Nuts and Bolts" series. These drawings were completed from 1998 through 2001.
"Construct XIV", Pencil on Paper, 14" x 11.5", 1998