Tower of Babbit by HDPotwin

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36" X 28" Oil on Canvas Featured on FB Homepage, Hand painted or Drawn Buildings and Architecture

The Tower of Babbit was inspired by the book “Babbitt” by Sinclair Lewis in 1922 which is in part a tale of conformity and success during a period of expansive growth in America of “Modern Business”. This idea was grafted to the myth of the Tower of Babel. It becomes a morality painting of hubris and concludes with the old saw, what comes up must come down.
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conceptual, humankind, humor, oil, tower

Many of my paintings, still lifes, landscapes, underwater scenes are meant to be eye candy. I sometimes feel that perhaps my style is too broad, but I am not a one trick pony.

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  • Tollwut
    Tollwutalmost 6 years ago


  • HDPotwin
    HDPotwinalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks! So glad you like it :D Cathy J.

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryalmost 6 years ago

    Proper professional effort-art. Fantastic.

  • Thanks for the great compliments on Davids work!- Cathy Jones

    – HDPotwin

  • Jen Cannella
    Jen Cannellaalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing talent and portfolio!

  • Jen- thank you so very much- David will really appreciate your comments!- Cathy Jones

    – HDPotwin

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadalmost 6 years ago

    Brilliant! A great theme…

  • thank you MtnMan!- Cathy Jones

    – HDPotwin

  • Martina Stroebel
    Martina Stroebelalmost 6 years ago

    amazing!! i love it!

  • So happy you like it! Thanks for the comments on Davids painting Martina! :D – Cathy Jones

    – HDPotwin

  • msflip
    msflipalmost 6 years ago

    This reminds me of the Tower tarot card. Very cool!!

  • I didn’t even think of the Tower tarot card, but I see what you mean! Thanks for the kind words- Cathy Jones

    – HDPotwin

  • ArtPearl
    ArtPearlalmost 6 years ago

    Captivating. I’m impressed by the details as wel as the overall idea, well done.

  • Thanks ArtPearl! David and I both appreciate your comments!- Cathy J.

    – HDPotwin

  • Robert Burton
    Robert Burtonalmost 6 years ago

    Your portfolio is outstanding and your work inspiring. Wow.

  • Robert, thank you thank you thank you! David will love reading your compliments on his work!- Cathy Jones

    – HDPotwin

  • sowhat
    sowhatalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing! Love the perspective.

  • Sowhat- thank you so very much! My brother and I both appreciate your kind words!- Cathy Jones

    – HDPotwin

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