Dream Fireplace

Oil on canvas

This is the fireplace found in the lobby of the old Edgewater Gulf Hotel.  Over 15 or 20 feet tall, it tapered to the ceiling, dominating the lobby.  I was studying the metaphysical paintings of the artist Giorgio de Chirico and his towers and buildings in open plazas.

I imagined or dreamed  the fireplace had left the lobby and found a new home, with the hotel nearby.  In this series, there is a also larger painting of the fireplace and lobby, which is my favorite of the series.

Many of my images come from dreams….