|Aerial Deconstruction of Washington D.C. (oil on canva) 5X7 ft. 2005 *Private Collection
|| "Washington: A History of Our National City by Tom Lewis; Aerial Construction of Washington DC featured on page 363:
"Lines carry meaning...like words"
(Available on Amazon here) Is a perfect
summary of a philosophy of Art Education that claims drawing is like writing, or that writing is like drawing - and that both should be encouraged particularly
at the early stages of schooling. What the artist, Perez-Rubio, here
attempts is an aerial de-construction of Washington D.C. in an effort to draw, and later paint the linear foundations
of the landscape before him during his multiple visits and various short residencies in the American capital. Of course, this is easy to see from up here
because the lines are still there.