Energy Apron (2013)
Oil painting by Monica Figueredo


  • Oil painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 26 × 26 × 2 in (unframed) / 24 × 24 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the back

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Monica Figueredo


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Artist's description:

This painting is part of a series of 4 that came from contemplating sunlight as it travelled through glass and crystal prisms. It was during this time in the American Southwest that I grew obsessed with the sky, with the unimaginable beauty of the desert. There I came across Arcosanti, the work of Italian architect Paolo Soleri. It's an urban laboratory in the high desert of central Arizona, designed according to the concept of Arcology. A concept for cities in the future that embody the co-presence of architecture and ecology, an experiential space to "prototype" a self-sustaining community, an environment in harmony with man. There are five real-world arcologies under construction right now.
I imagined what this futuristic idea of a community could look like if one day, our carbon-negative cities looked like arcologies.

Materials used:

Oil paint