Staten Island Ferry Original Painting

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Staten Island Ferry Original Painting

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Staten Island Ferry

 

Being a Staten Island native, I traveled from Staten Island to New York City via the Staten Island Ferry almost daily. When you live in Staten Island, it's just a given that the ferry would be your mode of transportation to the city. Back in the 80's & 90's, we used to line up like cattle and wait for the doors to slowly move open, allowing us passenger to file on board. Once on board we would be nestled in for our free 20 minute ride, being subject to the noise of some other passengers and the occasional call of "Shine! Shoe shine... hey buddy, want a shine?" from a local shoe shiner on board. 

 

 

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About the NYC Pop Art series

NYC is a unique place. It’s been a place of school, work and play over the years that I have lived just outside this city. At times there have been equal parts intrigue and frustration. I have a host of memories spanning the mundane of walking city blocks to get to a job, circling for lengthy time periods on unfortunate occasions looking for parking, and magical moments of taking in the Christmas festivities of Rockefeller Center. 


Aside from the lights and action of Times Square, the city has a pretty drab color palette. Grey, brown, black, tan… it often does not match the energy the city actually gives off. So I decided to create a Pop Art series of NYC scenes (mostly taken from snapshots over the years) that would depict the city opposite of what you would actually see visually. I replaced the muted colors for a much more vibrant ones. I created buildings and architecture in loose lines as opposed to the precise, exacting lines that actually exist. It’s an alternate reality NYC captured with mood and energy.