In this painting we see a house slowly being covered with vines. A window whose purpose is to protect us from the weather and let the light in has been compromised. Some of the glass is broken and part of the screen is torn. And soon, if nothing is done, the vines will obstruct all of the light.
The oil painting is on a 24x36 inch (61x91.4 centimeter) wood panel and the artist is Steve Bendykowski. From the Decline of an Empire series. $36,000.
On the surface this may appear to be nothing more than a meticulously rendered fallen log next to a foundation that is need of repair. However, the rotting log and vines creeping up the side of the house suggest that there is something more here than meets the eye. Is it the log that is fallen and decayed or is it something else? What is fallen and decayed?
The oil painting is on a 16x20 inch (41x51 centimeter) wood panel and the artist is Steve Bendykowski. From the Decline of an Empire series.