I had a chance yesterday to do some more work on my response to the High Line, New York. I guess I wanted to capture the multi layers of the city, the energy and the grittiness. Even though there is constant work everywhere on upgrades and renewal there are still millions of people milling through the city everyday, so it gets crowded and grubby. From the Hudson river down the bottom to the High Line railing through the centre up to the zeppelin that was floating through the sky the day we were there with an eye on it, quietly watching all the energy and activity below. I used the colour of the American paper money for the zeppelin because the eye is also on its $1 bill. The colour for part of the building also to represent that constant striving towards cleaning and greening the areas. I was in such a small area of New York on this day and yet there was so so much to take in from the Union Rat workers demonstration, to tourists, local traffic, artwork in various forms on all surfaces (walls, buildings, footpaths, signage, poles etc etc.). There is the recurring shape of the negative space seen through the buildings while looking up any given street and the people. So many people in their own worlds. Anyway, the picture is not resolved yet but I have in many of the elements my mind goes to when I remember back to this particular day.
Brisbane visual artist