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Pioneer Building, Detroit Michigan
  • One thing Ann does that I found fascinating is using bricks and concrete from demolished buildings as her canvas
  • I am not an art expert, but i think Ann's works are fascinating and should interest anyone who is interested in depictions of urban urban landscapes

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      I met Ann Fracassa in a coffee shop in suburban Detroit. I later visited her studio in the Pioneer Building near downtown Detroit and found her art to be fascinating. Ann is a lifelong Detroiter who draws inspiration from the grit of the city.

      Her paintings catch the atmosphere of the old industrial city, and many featurevague images of familiar Detroit landmarks. A common theme is watertowers and railroad tracks.

      Ann works with oil


      paints and mixed mediums (pencil and charcoal) most of her works are small, maybe 7″ x 9″ or smaller. her paintings have a rather surreal quality about them, as if you were viewing the scene through a fog.

      One thing Ann does that I found fascinating is using bricks and concrete from demolished buildings as her “canvas”. Detroit is truly at the heart of her art. A particular favorite of mine is a mixed ...


      • media work called “steam ride”, in which a shadowy bike rider manuevers through the streets obscured with steem escaping from underground tunnel. It is a scene familiar to Detroiters, and unique to Detroit.

        “Witness” is another favorite painting, and reminds me not only of Detroit but also pictures of industrial revolution era London. I almost expect to see aq chimney sweep in a top hat walk across one of the roofs in

        the mist.

        Artists draw inspiration from their surroundings and their works take on the character of that environment. Ann’s works are no different. Some works reflect the the grit and in somecases decay of a once grand city, and others the freedom of a sail on the lake.

        I am not an art expert, but i think Ann’s works are fascinating and should interest anyone who is interested in depictions of urban urban landscapes.




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