A Flower Among Weeds

Item

Title

A Flower Among Weeds

Description

San Jose's horizon shows an amalgam of urban, suburban, and rural landscapes, which is representative of the various stages of San Jose's history. Described upon first sight as "The Valley of Heart's Desire," San Jose has started out as open mountains and fields. Over time the city was dominated by fruit orchards as canneries became a lucrative business rooted in San Jose. Soon, the majority of San Jose population settled in the center of the valley, what is known as downtown. At the center of San Jose rising tall buildings that make up its urban environment. However, the Mt Diablo mountain range still surrounds the center of this million-member city, while suburbs grow by the borders. San Jose stretches as far as the eye can see from some of its beautiful vista points. I painted this to display San Jose's dynamic landscape, which preserved its roots in nature even as the city grew and changed over time. Though its population grows at an increasing rate at the center of Silicon Valley, San Jose still possesses growing woods, clear mountains, hiking trails, and an abundance of wildlife.

Type

Artwork

Subject

ESPM 50 Creative Projects

Creator

Zia, Yumna

Publisher/Uploader

ESPM 50

Upload Date/Date Issued

2019-05-07T01:08:54Z

Content License

Unknown

Identifier

18SP_6199B536

Medium

watercolor on paper

Extent

14"X17"