168 cm x 243 cm (66 1/8 in. x 95 11/16 in.)
John Martin Tweddle
(1938 - )
North America, American
Medium and Support:
Oil on canvas
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Mari and James A. Michener, 1968
In this painting, Tweddle transforms nature into a chaotic urban grid. By bisecting his canvas with a procession of crudely drawn cars, he provides a visual analogue for the manner in which industry has taken over the natural world. Through his frenzied composition, Tweddle offers a parody of U.S. society and its beliefs in the ideals of progress and industrialization.