Fine art illustration of Saint Mary’s Basilica, Minneapolis.
The drawing of Saint Mary’s Basilica was completed in 1993. To this day it remains perhaps my strongest rendering of a building. I recall the pillars that supported the entryway posed an especially large challenge. I was concerned they would be lost in the shadows. I decided that I would render them as best I could, and if it detracted from the drawing, so be it. Just the opposite happened though, they turned out to be one of the drawings strongest elements, anchoring the front of the building to the staircase. The original of this illustration was donated to the church in about 1994-95.