Red Harvest and The Life and Death of Great American Cities both had themes what living in the city entails and the problems but also benefited accompanied by it. Between corruption within the people and the city there are many problems and also benefits to living in the city; such as violence, recreational activities, poverty, and traffic. Since some people own guns this can often times lead to violence because people are unintentionally or intentionally killed. Overcrowding is an issue because there is a great deal of people in a small space, therefore buildings are built higher in order to accommodate for all the people. Traffic is a problem because so many people come and go to cities each day because of work or for fun. Cities are typically fun places to live in but can also have problems that people who live in the suburbs would not necessarily encounter. In this project artwork was chosen in response to reading Red Harvest and The Life and Death of Great American Cities based on what I thought accurately portrayed what life in the city is like.