Coop City

Coop City in the Bronx is a unique landscape at the junction of the urban and natural worlds. It is the largest housing coop in the world, home to almost 50,000 people. Situated on the Hutchinson River, its monolithic forms loom over Interstate 95 and the Hutchinson River Parkway, and can be seen from deep within the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary. The abstract forms of the buildings, motionless and imposing, stand in contrast to the nearby waters and acres of protected woodlands, and the steady manic rush of traffic. For years I drove by this scene, curious about it and unable to fully understand the scale of the buildings and landscape. In 2020 I was inspired to hike into the surrounding landscape and capture the views. Immersed in the slower, quiet trails of the surrounding park and marshlands, I found striking views of geometry and landscape, unseen by tens of thousands of commuters each day.

Plein air paintings

Large scale panoramas