Neil Pittaway’s response to “Visit to America” (cityscape with skyscraper) by Marie Hartley

My work ‘Reaching higher’ takes its inspiration from Marie Hartley’s City Scape with Skyscraper, (Visit to America). I chose this because of the picture’s linear qualities and subject matter and found this a perfect starting point from which to base my mixed media drawing, where I too have used New York City architecture and skyscrapers to create my own imagined view of this great city.

Unlike in Marie Hartley’s picture, which focuses just on the architectural fabric of New York,  my version goes further by using the architectural structures to frame scenes from early cinema in an art Deco styled paradise.