Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Harlem Unity

40x40 – Arcylic & Oil on canvas
(Harlem, NYC)

 Like many “coal covers,” these two were made in 1889 and 1904 and used to put an iron lid on the sidewalk so that the coal delivery man could pop the top and shovel ebony-colored rocks down to the furnace that sat below the many homes of this city.  I enjoyed talking history with the owners and felt it made it easier to get a hold of the colors of the “age” — bronze, rusty browns, and even the brightness of yellow. (sold)

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