the birth of our nation

This gallery hopefully shows the birth and development of this nation.

These paintings represent the changes, growth and transformations that have taken place in this country since the birth of this nation to early in the last century.

Most of the pieces are painted in similar eras. Only the last few are more modern. This is purposefully done in order to show the contrast between the old and modern eras.

The colors in the older paintings are complimentary and at times change as do the use of colors as well. I believe this helps in depicting the changing of times.

This painting represents the arrival and meeting of the pilgrims with the indigenous people who welcomed them.
With strong will and determination the pilgrims rose up and cut ties with their nation of origin. They are now determined to establish this nation as their own.
They have families, they build homes and settle and start to develop the land.
With more people, more families and more homes you soon witness the development of towns and living communities.
With more development and people living more closely there comes more conflict and tensions among varying groups.
Towns expand into large cities during the 1800's.
Modernization, capitalism and industrialization get hold of society and communities continue to transform and evolve. Cities become even bigger as we come close to the 1900's.
Trains meant people could travel away from where they grew up and establish new places. so Towns and cities sprung up in more areas.
By the 20th century the birth of the automobile meant that people could now have more freedom to travel further and cover more ground, more often. Owning a home and car became common place.
In the larger cities architecture becomes a lot more lavish and exuberant. The skyscraper is for example the epitome of modern architecture and as cities grew so did the size of the skyscraper.
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