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Kosciuszko Bridge Undertaking


Kosciuszko Bridge Undertaking

In 2017, the Kosciuszko Bridge, the Nineteen Thirties metal truss bridge connecting Queens and Brooklyn, NY, was demolished; and a brand new cable-stay designed bridge was put as a replacement. Such energy and energy lowered to rubble!

I used to be fascinated, and hung out on website that fall documenting the demolition course of.  (See above.)

The bridge faces the Calvary cemetery, the place a few of the males who labored on its building are laid to relaxation. I considered that loads as I drew: How they witnessed their monumental achievement hacked into items and carted away. It appeared like by documenting it I used to be, in a approach, preserving the significance of their work and craftsmanship.

Again in my studio, the drawings turned a degree of departure for a sequence of summary work and collages exploring the dissolution of those constructions, in addition to how nature reclaims industrial areas. As I proceed working with this sequence it’s changing into, for me, a bigger metaphor of how once-revered establishments break down and what replaces them. Which appears very related to the instances we live by means of.

Posted by Veronica

View the smaller work and collages in my on-line exhibit with Emerge Gallery, Small Works,  HERE.


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