Urbanisation

Population growth brings prosperity, diversity and opportunity to a city but it also brings increases in heat, density, crime and pollution.

This series seeks to represent the urbanisation of cities in a way that describes the emotional intensity of urban sprawl. The colours are hot and bright representing heat and light, fading to cooler colours as they spread away from the more densely populated centres. Roadways and transport routes are represented by grids that radiate out, leading towards outer, rural areas.

Some of the works represent open spaces surrounded by intense development, indicating the human desire to see trees, open spaces and grasslands. Property prices in New York, in sight of Central Park are upwards of $USD7m which in itself puts strain on the very elements that are so desirable.

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