Concrete Pipe Landscape
About the Artist
Michael Kenneth Depue http://michaeldepue.com is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Oakhurst, California. A native of Michigan, where he studied graphic design and started a career as an exhibition designer, before computers, when designs were illustrated in gouache paint. Michael is a painter and photographer who takes great interest in exploring the abstract, the historical while exploring the hidden meaning.
He’s grateful of the fact that all forms of art are respected and that anything goes. As the artist explains, “Art can be as beautiful or outrageous, as joyful or rude, as sentimental or political – all supported by the freedom of expression.”
The painting titled “Concrete Pipe Landscape” features the ever changing landscape in California of large farms being sold and turned into multi-track housing developments. The concrete pipes are staked in place with wild mustard seed visible in the background before the heavy equipment begins the expansion of the urban sprawl.