My interest in writing you today is to share Brooklyn’s greatest architectural public artwork.
Why it is unknown is a mystery. But it is threatened. And nobody knows it exists. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Arch_and_EmpireSB_-_Grand_Army_Plaza_Brooklyn.jpg
The Tower of the Empire State Building bisects the Arch in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza.
Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux created the framework for this continuing work-in-progress as the Civil War ended, 25 years before the Arch, 65 years before the Tower, 105 years before the Mirador, and 145 years before I stumbled across it. http://www.rfkessler.com/coincidenceColor.pdf
In starting the “Grand Army Plaza” group here at Brooklyn Arts Project, I hope to share ideas on how to raise public awareness to protect and promote this View as an historic visual corridor. Development threatens to eclipse the view.
Please forward the links to friends, artists, architects, bloggers, politicos, media and civilians.
Your friend, Richard
hi nina, thanks for checking out my stuff, glad you like it. i love to experiment with color, paint and surface materials so i'm constantly exploring different options. the emulsion paintings are trying to find ways to use water and oils together. the goddess and chromascapes are my attempts to get oil paints to act like more like a water based medium. i often enjoy the process and sometimes i'm happy with the results. feel free to hit me up with any more questions or if you had any questions about specifics.
thanks nina. ya i'm always looking for people to do stuff with too. i want to start going to live figure drawing venues and pinup photoshoots for use in my paintings. i just joined a few cool groups on meetup.com. i can totally tell you when stuff is happening if you want. :)