Acrylic on canvas, 24” x 24” – 2017
“A parquette Woven, stone on stone,
Marble, sky, trees, and dust blown
A Roman coliseum in Arles, France,
A place where tourists now prance.”

Woven Photo
One of the few well preserved Roman Coliseums, now used primarily as a tourist attraction. The photograph shows the limestone construction is amazing, with elegant detailing and superb proportions; a true reflection of a mighty era.
First I impressionistically painted the scene in this photograph. If you look carefully you can see peeking through the parquette overlay, which tries to speak about careful construction. I then wanted to show the predominant colors from the area as well as the now occasional blood letting that occurs with bullfights in other coliseums.