NEW YORK CITY

 

WATERTOWERS AND BRIDGES

This series, begun in Spring 2011, is a compositional exploration of the 1930’s WPA funded project, these Watertowers that are scattered about New York City. These paintings were done in the studio with special attention to composition in terms of golden section proportions locating these strange iconic structures in ways to highlight their personality. There is something almost comical about them, found in pairs or alone, and at times nestled in among the most modern of structures. The wood slats, rusty barrel ties, and simple gravity fed pipe emerging from the bottom are beautiful.