"Building Empires"

"Building Empires", 1998, Acrylics on Canvas, 34 x 40 in., by David Jay Spyker

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“David Jay Spyker’s ‘Building Empires’, which won the second place prize, is a meticulously detailed image rendered with a quasi-Renaisannce style and palette. The viewer looks through a crumbling window, the ledge of which swarms with bugs and fruit. In the distance is a timeless city on the water’s edge, below an oddly menacing sunset. It’s a strong allegorical painting that, unlike straightforward realism, mystifies more than it clarifies.”

– Amy Sult, from an exhibition review published on Sunday, April 4, 1999 in the Kalamazoo Gazette

Acrylic on Canvas
34 x 40 in.
Private Collection: Holland, Michigan

award, art, painting, ruins, dusk, twilight, pomegranates, ants, windows, landscape, shore, water, bay, mortality, history, civilization

2nd Place Award, 1999, Regional Fine Arts Competition, Carnegie Center for the Arts; Three Rivers, Michigan

4th Place Award, 1999, 20th Michigan Artists’ Competition, Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan


"Building Empires" (detail), 1998, Acrylics on Canvas, 34 x 40 in., by David Jay Spyker

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