These motifs come from Art Deco buildings in Miami. The opulence and display of wealth were at its height in the 1920’s and 30’s. The current neon pop colors in the buildings were added on during the 80’s when a majority of these buildings were being restored or preserved.
The triptych uses hues inspired by the beach and landscape.
I have to say that from all the cities that I have traveled to Vancouver by far is one of my favorites! I was there 2 weekends ago and it blew me away. It has everything mountains, the ocean but most impressively a wonderful arts program that you can see through the city. This “city of glass” has some charming oldish (Late 1800’s) buildings but more impressively you can see the use of Indian tribe symbols and colors in use everywhere as a tribute to the history and heritage of the very first inhabitants of this land.
My colors here are inspired by the cold rainy days that I encountered but even so the softness in the hues made it such a wonderful treat. So here goes. The first of the 3 in the triptych that I am creating in honor of the memories I have of my time there.
This set of tiles was inspired by Art Deco ornaments in Mumbai, India. This city was the backdrop to my childhood and I am lucky to be able to visit it every year. Mumbai is one of the few cities in the world that still has a heritage of Art-Deco-inspired buildings.
Walking past buildings on Marine Drive that have checkered tiles or discovering circular floral motifs in old cinema houses and courts is such a joy.