Born near the ocean in Brooklyn, schooled by the bay at UC Berkeley, artist, psychologist and author Robert W. Firestone proves his love for the sea as it meets and mingles with the cities on its shores in this vivid and vibrantly colorful selection of his works. "The acid colors pulse with an unnatural energy, as though they might be about to engulf the dark forms. At times the digitized splatters of paint recall the electrified colors and patters of a brain scan. It is intense and visceral, like the traces of a memory that can be felt but no longer pictured." (from an January, 2007 essay by Edward Luce-Smith)
"It may seem paradoxical that his chosen vehicle is the very latest technology, since anything technological is so often dismissed as impersonal and lacking in true emotion. Like the Futurists, he seems to see in the machine a commitment to the future, rather than the past. There was a more practical attraction, which was the lightness and transparency of the effects he could obtain." (from a March, 2007 review in ARTnews by Meredith Mendelsohn)
This collection of cityscapes presents various visions of cities in which Firestone portrays his feelings and perceptions about the sea, cities and the people that make them personal and real as seen through the eyes of this well-known psychologist/artist.