Giving a gift?
Online, it appeared as if Tibbetts Avenue was free of cars as a part of the NYC open streets program. Tibbetts Avenue overlays the original path of the buried stream. I headed out intending to paint from the middle of the car free road. I felt the need to go looking for the lost stream […]
I painted on a bench in Van Cortlandt Park upon the damn next to the recently renamed waterbody, Hester and Piero’s Mill Pond. This waterbody was created in 1699, when Van Cortlandt had his enslaved people dam Tibbetts Brook in order to power saw and grist mills. Piero was an expert miller of grain and […]
I set up the easel on a small dead end street, Verveelen Place, directly across the proposed Tibbetts Path from the Albany Crescent. A parking lot for the big box mall with the TJ Maxx was to my right. An unidentifiable parking lot is across the street. There are a handful of unmarked doors, some […]
For this painting, I returned to the Van Cortlandt Park South bridge, but instead of painting from on top, I was under it and in the direct path followed by the raging floodwaters of IDA, where we hope to Daylight Tibbetts Brook. I’m painting a landscape that is technically fenced off. But there are a […]
On Thursday I went back to the Albany cresent to paint above the highway itself, more aware of the fire in this assemblage. It is a river of fire powered combustion engines consuming oil. I spotted this particular parcel on livinglotsnyc.org. It is labeled Bronx block 2, lot 10, at 5920 square feet, and the […]
Yesterday, I painted from a wall under sporadic shade of a black locust tree on w 233street adjacent to Crescent Park. Clear blue sky—sun a bit too hot—luckily this location had shade and was unencumbered by the fence. The #daylightingtibbetts corridor is directly across the Major Deegan from this vantage point. This stretch has a […]