Shanghai Dawn

From my hotel window I saw the cityscape silhouetted by the pollution, appeared to me to be paper cutouts. As an art teacher in a former life, I had my art students undertake a project to create the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface…so their tonal values decreased as their work receded from the foreground. I was in China for two weeks and one morning saw a strange phenomenon…the sun… struggling to shine through the layers of pollution. Shanghai is a modern city and an economic center.