Aesthetics of Decay - Part 1:
Walls of Italy

The surfaces of Italy are seductive beyond imagination -- an ultimate collaboration between human construction and natural elements, seasoned and intensified by time. Although usually the product of futile attempts to stave off decay, the layers of history inevitably merge and continue to accumulate. It's easy for a painter to think they do this just for us!

Note: no color enhancement was used in these images.