This recently completed project is something new for me. It’s the combination of a couple of elements to create a 3-Dimensional piece that is waiting to hear if it’s been accepted into a show in Plano, TX. Using an 8 x 10 Gessoed Panel with 2″ a frame, I wanted to depict an alleyway in downtown McKinney, TX. By applying lots of color to the exposed brick, along with streaks of shade striping the wall, I wanted to capture the viewers eye and create a lot of interest. Leaning on the wall is a hand carved bicycle, made of basswood. Notice how the shadows come thru on the bike as well. The last element is a platform that surrounds the base of the panel, painted to look like pavement, allowing the bike to have a resting place. One of several concept ideas that will have this combination of panel and wood carving.