This piece was created as an initial study – in Venice – whilst work was underway for the series Pelàda.
Pelàda is a collection of works examining isolated details of "the sinking city" – this work is one of the first attempts at capturing the haphazard, patchwork charm of Venetian façades. At approx. A4 in size, this was painted in aqua-oil on a book cover. The spelling in this case is the Venetian as opposed to the Italian Vaporetto.
"David Cass conjoins the randomness of the snapshot with the picturesque allure of paint and paper textures, the blankness of surface with the evocativeness of names and numbers, and the stillness of nature morte with the promise of a Venice that might again become vibrant" — Patricia Emison