America. oil on canvas.
"These paintings exist in relationship to Polaroid images I captured outside of small towns, along a random rural route across the US (...) What was once considered America's "heartland" has been abandoned. Mom's and Pop's and neighbors traded in for the convenience of Wal-Mart and the uniformity of housing developments (...) The homes in these small towns remain standing despite their deprivation. Nature is in the process of reclaiming it's ground. This process is quiet, alluring and beautiful. I often wonder what happened to the town and it's people. Why everyone has left, why others choose to remain." -deborahmartinfineart.com