Where the Alley Meets the Street

When one usually thinks of the alley, the backs of buildings come to mind. It is the place where the business of our daily lives is taken care of. The dirty business of rubbish removal; the heavy lifting of moving in or out; the delivery of large objects and groceries are all taken care of in the rear, out of site. However there is a place where the alley spills out into the street. It’s where the front of the building meets the side. This is where the facade is revealed to be just that, as most of the exterior is meant for business. It is this junction of form and function that I celebrate with these paintings.