Although it’s quite new, this Fox Theatre art print may be my favorite of this Atlanta venue. And if you wander through my Atlanta artwork, you’ll see that the old Fox is a subject near and dear to me.
And I love my other Fox Theatre prints like a mother with many children loves them all. They each have their own special qualities, but this one showing a rainy night on Peachtree street just takes it to another level for me. I find something refreshing in the rain. It’s not just the colorful reflections from the wet streets and city sidewalks. Although that doesn’t hurt! It’s the rain itself. I remember years ago in high school literature learning that water in general and rain specifically was often a plot device in stories. There would often be a turning point in the story where the lead character was wet, perhaps in a rain shower. And it represented a cleansing moment, a washing away of old sins, a new start if you will. I think that imagery has stuck with me all these years. It is a plot device you’ll find both in literature and on the screen if you pay attention.
Of course, unless you live in a desert, life is filled with rainy days. I guess they aren’t always cathartic, but it’s still a powerful image with me and if you look at my recent work, it’s been seeping into it periodically. I really enjoy doing rainy artwork like this Atlanta Fox Theatre scene print. They are simply fun to do. The details in the reflections take thought to figure out what one would see reflecting from a given angle. There’s a beautiful symmetry in a wet city street as you can tell from this Fox Theatre print. There’s simply something unique I feel in this rainy Atlanta artwork that stands above the rest.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this rainy scene from Peacthree Street. I suspect if you’ve found your way here, you also have memories of performances at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta? Does this remind you of a night with someone special? Please do pause to share your story!
Note: The Fox Theatre in Atlanta is on the US National Register of Historic Places.