Venice/Gowanus: Mapping Watery Landscapes (2011)
Ink, graphite, markers, and collage on Mylar and paper
7’ x 23’ (dimensions variable)
Geographically distant places become interrelated by associations our mind produces. While paddling on the Gowanus Canal, familiar features of Venice slowly emerged. The barge with tires on its side; the decaying foundations eaten by moss; the house on stilts; the sound of church bells in the distance; the floating garbage moving placidly on the murky water, birds flying over our heads and cats screaming below. As I drew the view, I saw myself drawing on a different water edge, months before, looking at a different horizon. Through overlapping memories, time comes to a standstill. Until the gentle rhythm of the boat lulls me into daydreaming once again.