Abstract & Pictorial, Flat & Layered

14th & Leary, Oil on Panel; 9 3/4" x 7 1/4"; 2006"I like these a lot. So many contradictions here that get the mind working: They’re free and fluid at the same time they’re meticulous and tightly crafted. They’re abstract and at the same time pictorial. Flat and layered.

And they make me think of the built environment in new ways–both fractured and coherent, beautiful and manufactured.

There were several of these that I’d like to have for my own!"

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Anna comments on the work in my 2009 show at the Sightline Institute, "Urban Perspective: Julia Hensley's City Views"

Read the comment on Sightline's Art & Sustainability blog