The Urban landscape is a topic I much enjoy, perhaps because I grew up in New York City, the city that has come to define the quintessential urban form of the 20th and 21st century. I am fascinated by the ability of human beings to shape the urban landscape for themselves while at the same time being shaped and defined by these same environs. The environs sometimes overpower people and relegates them to minor elements or non-existence. In doing so, the urban form itself becomes both art and artist.
In this image, human and environs become one as the individuals seem to conform into landscape around them. The man aligns vertically with the wall line behind him while his bent leg continues the sidewalk perspective line. The women’s feet and body meld into the corner, her head aligned with the vertical line, her hands with the horizontal line, and her two feet closely bound by the two corners.