My works continue to be about cities, objects and belonging to those spaces. This piece is in the middle ground of progress for now – I’m not as sure where it will go — I am just trying to not get too busy with it — to micro. I find myself between to warring sides – space and full. I like this dichotomy in the work… the trick is to know when to stop. It seems that’s always the trick.

Smokey City by Heather Riley, local Philadelphia Artist

Smokey City
charcoal, graphite, glued paper, acrylic and oil on paper
41 x 22.5 inches