Preview Image #9

Preview Image #9 | "Central Park" | 19 x 29" (22 x 42" framed)

When visiting New York City this summer, some blustery weather made for some interesting dashes through the rain with inverted umbrellas. The upside is, the Central Park is even more alluring in the rain, with enormous trees and cobblestones glittering in the light of a classic Central Park lamp post, with the hint of high rises beyond. The welcoming benches, unusually vacant because of the rain, make a graceful curved element against the vertical trees and posts. The benches emanate loneliness at the same time as the relief of aloneness in a bustling metropolis.
I've used elements from other parks and squares in NYC as well as Central Park to come up with a somewhat idealized vision of the park and my experience of it.