Salvage Yard Series Paintings    Gallery 1       Gallery 2
Images in this gallery are of earlier oils on linen. I often approach this subject matter with a sense of irony and humor. My decision to paint one thing instead of another is often based on an inner dialogue with that subject or scene. The yellow stacks of a factory, transformed by sunlight, may remind me of a cathedral. Or two rusted tanks take on a human quality as they lean together in an ancient embrace. It is this inner play with my subjects that engages me in the physical world.    Bronx Draw Bridge, Painted by Valeri Larko
   Mt. Olive Cemetery 1999 oil on linen • 26” x 46” private collection by Valeri Larko