Piece description from the artist
'Sweep' didn't really come together for me until I discovered a rather slovenly character, wrinked, reeking of dust, a little bit like Pig Pen in the Charlie Brown comics. I believe the textural elements give 'Sweep' its interest. All I did was add a chimney or two, and as a last touch, a hint of a broom handle. Voilá, a Dickensian abstraction, come to life!
Richard Green holds a Bachelor's degree in music and art history from the University of Minnesota, and a commercial art certificate from The Hennepin County Technical College. The 35mm camera he received for his seventh birthday was probably the catalyst which would eventually lead to a career in art direction and graphic design. He is a self-taught watercolor artist and oftentimes combines a variety of mediums, including a computer to achieve the effects he desires.
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