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16.00"W x 40.00"H x 1.5"D

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Joshua Campbell

RICHARDSON, TX

Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: abstract, prehistoric, historical, nature, nature-inspired, landscape, acrylic, history, newspaper, acrylic paint, maps

Media: acrylic on paper

Size: 16"W x 40"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2016

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This painting is inspired by the ancient myth of Romulus and Remus and the foundation of Rome. While going through architecture school, I learned a great deal about the Seven Hills of Rome and their great historical and architectural significance. I also studied the various historical maps of Rome, including its historical layering, urban space, alignments, and urban poché. Rather than show that, I wanted to strip everything away and celebrate the earth that Rome is built upon, and give the viewer a greater sense of the underlying topography. A silhouette of Romulus and Remus being nursed by the mother wolf is positioned at the top of the painting. As life is given to Romulus and Remus, life is also given to Rome, as a line begins to form below them. This line then begins to meander down the canvas, and begins to take shape into the topography lines of Rome, giving life to The Eternal City.

My name is Joshua Campbell. I'm an artist from Dallas, TX. My sense of design is influenced by a myriad of travels, thoughts and experiences. I've had a passion for drawing and painting since I was kid, where I would take my sketchbook to the school cafeteria and draw during lunch. There was a good deal of diversity among my sketches, even random at times, ranging from the M&M characters to the skylines of American cities. As I grew up and matured as an art student, I was intrigued by architecture and design field, which led me to The University of Texas at Arlington, where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

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