The paintings are not factual representations of the towns; they are an amalgam, the elements edited in order to capture the whole. Weber selects the buildings that create the best texture and shape, as well as reflect the character of the town. The Chatham landscape includes such buildings as the Congregational Church, the town offices, the fish pier, and the Chatham band stand. All of these are designed to create the essence of Chatham.
Weber is interested in the ebb and flow of history, in trying to capture the past and present in contemporary terms, before development overshadows everything.
“What I put on paper is a very limited view of what I am seeing,” he said. “I have to make choices. It opens up the possibility of making a philosophical statement about our times.”
The Cape Cod Chronicle, October 4, 1984
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