Velocity

by Adam Chapman

Velocity - Adam Chapman

4ft x 6ft
oil on canvas
2014

 

It goes without saying; safely navigating Toronto streets takes a sense of determination and no small measure of courage. Daily competition amidst the interweaving, often intimidating traffic bears a heightened risk, especially for cyclists. That being said, the game of cat and mouse they play with motorists becomes part of an exhilarating adventure; an assimilation that is unique to fully experiencing the city.

Velocity, in literal definition, depicts the many pieces of Toronto moving in different directions and at varying speeds. This painting represents that constant state of motion, aiming to preserve the excitement found when experiencing citywide interaction. In essence, it serves as a record of our lasting exposure to the city’s heartbeat.

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