Piece description from the artist
This is another of the Bangor series. This scene is of an old school house that has been converted into apartments. The cars in the foreground were actually minivans, but I thought the picture's story would be told better if plugged in cars that could still be on the road when the school was actually a school. A way of creating that sense of frozen time.
Ben Ferry is a former high school and college all-American soccer player who grew up in Washington, D.C.. After being drafted by "D.C. United":http://www.dcunited.com/, he played professionally for three years before a major spinal injury forced him to retire.
In his work, Ben focuses on the human figure, landscapes, cityscapes, and animals in a variety of media and styles. His paintings are vibrant, playful and unconventional, often featuring bright, saturated color and imaginative subject matter. Ben received both his B.A. and M.F.A. in painting and drawing from George Washington University and still lives in D.C., where he teaches painting and drawing at Georgetown University and George Mason University.
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