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Featured Painting: Tunnel

Frank Ryan artist

Tunnel
oil on canvas
78 X 132 inches
2013

This is a painting of the Second Street Tunnel in Los Angeles. It is often used in Hollywood movies and commercials because of the dizzying patterns of light created by its reflective tiled interior.

This paintingĀ is meant to embody my experience of being in that transitional space and to suggest its psychological dimension. Often the subject of nightmares, the tunnel can be a symbol of anxiety and expectation. I wanted to confront the viewer with this duality.