Always One in the Neighborhood (updated)

Neighbors art

464 x 172mm / 553 x 260mm framedcut and torn paper, washi, and chiyogami on board

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people. -Gilbert Chesterton

I've lived in a lot of houses and apartments in a lot of places around the world, and wherever I go one of my neighbors is always "that guy"*. I think this holds true even when the neighbors are closer than, say, next door.

Playing with the dark and light areas and the mood of the background paper was a lot of fun. Not to mention I've been trying to find a good use for the dark brown-black paper for a over a month. The big guy here seemed like the right time. Click the pic to Embiggen.

*not necessarily a guy Illustration Friday