Projects > Newtown Creek-Sludge Drawings/Paintings

The Sludge Drawings and Paintings are a collaboration between the creek, its pollution and myself to create marks, lines and forms on paper.

The Newtown Creek is an estuary dividing Brooklyn and Queens. It is one of the most polluted industrial sites in America, containing an estimated 30 million gallons of spilled oil and discarded toxins. In September 2010 it was awarded Superfund status by the US government

Edging Closer 1
Polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn on Arches paper
11" x 14"
2010
Edging Closer 2
Polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn on Arches paper
11" x 14"
2010
Trash Line 1
Polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn on Arches paper
20.5" x 24"
2010
Trash Line 2
Polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn on Arches paper
20.5" x 29.5 "
2010
Cleaner Day 1
Polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn on Arches paper
2010
$800
Trash Line 3
Polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn on Arches paper
20.5" x 24"
2010
Psychosomatic Skin 1
Polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn on Arches paper
20.5" x 29"
2010
Cement Day
Polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn on Arches paper
11" x 14"
2010
Spring
oil paint, polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn on canvas
14" x 16"
2011
Residual Surface 1
Oil paint, polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn, on canvas
14" x 16"
2011
Residual Surface 2
oil paint, polluted sludge and water from Newtown Creek, Brooklyn on canvas
20" x 24"
2012