Portrait of William Scheitler

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Artist: Steve Altman

Date: 2028

Location: Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building, fourth floor elevator hall

Collection: Public Art

Artwork Type: Painting

Material: Acrylic on Canvas

Description: "From the artist's proposal: I want to take a very public place - Civic Center Park - and paint it as a landscape in a nontraditional format. My concept centers on perspective. I want to show that by changing perspective of something very familiar to us, it can modify it to unfamiliar. I propose to do this using aerial photographs of Civic Center Park and paint from that perspective so that the finished project is both realistic and abstract painting. Because an aerial view has a tendency to eliminate different planes such as foreground and background, and because the perspective from above is unfamiliar, we are easily deceived and tend to see this as complete abstraction."