NY city landscapes

The ever changing landscape around the High Line invites panoramic views. I first tried to apprehend in 12 paintings in 2001 a 360º view from windows on the sixth floor of the Glass Farmhouse building. In 2013, I revisited the building’s roof with two views, right and left of 37th Street, looking East. I now use panoramic format.

Each of the twelve 2001 paintings frames a fraction of Midtown landscape, a red compass indicating its position in relation to my loft. Together, eleven of the paintings pan in a 360º circle. The twelfth painting, “Zero”, ends the series. It is based on a watercolor done from the roof of the Glass Farmhouse Building on September 11, 2001, and shows a compass having lost its needle.

 

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