48×48″ Mixed Media Acrylic When standing in the middle of Martin Luther King Park, in the Kennedy King neighborhood of Indianapolis, looking southwest you can see the skyline over the cozy homes nestled on Park Avenue. I created two pieces from this, “Catching Stars on Park Avenue” and “Park Avenue.” In “Catching Stars on Park Avenue”, I completely exaggerate the idea of the skyline behind these houses and created a surreal, dreamlike landscape that depicts the city above five of the homes on Park Avenue almost watching over them as they rest below.
The base layer of this painting is composed of text book pages from my brothers Civil Procedure book from our first semester of law school. The first 694 pages of this same book are the ones that now rest in the Valparaiso University School of Law in the piece titled “Law as Our Calling”.
Finally, the initial sketch that inspired this piece was completed in late 2013 in an ICLEF Workers Compensation CLE.