Urban Organic

One of my oldest paintings that I painted when I was living in Bangkok, Thailand. I was inspired by that city's mixture of glass windowed skyscrapers, and the inclusion of colorful plant life.

I remember I was living in a hotel, and I'd go swimming in the pool that had an open terrace. I'd look out at the city of Bangkok, and buildings would have trees growing on their roof tops.

I'd walk down the street, and shop storefronts and street food vendors would serve up shrimp meals in little plastic bags for a low price.

There was a sprawling street vendor culture that seemed to be overtaken by luxury apartments. The luxury apartments seemed to be a symbol of what was wrong with the neighborhood, and the natives seemed to want to both grow and keep things simple.

When I see this painting, I think of my time in Bangkok.