2017, Oil on Hardboard, 7"x 5"
This is a painting of the Roosevelt Island Bridge, which spans the East River from Roosevelt Island to Astoria Queens, New York. It opened in 1955, the year that 'Dem Bums beat my beloved Yankees in the World Series. The jubilation in Brooklyn was short lived when the universe was once again properly aligned the next year when the Yankees beat the Dodgers in five games (one of them being Don Larsen's perfect game). But I digress. The bridge is not terribly noteworthy unless you happen to paint urban landscapes, in which case it is magnificent!