Collage, Hand-painting, Ink, Monoprint, Rubbing
18.5 × 22 in
Out of Print
Library of Congress (LoC)
Mono-prints, rubbings, paintings, and drawings of African slave ships and the Statue of Liberty (rubbed primarily from the Union Square, NYC historical plaque portrait of the statue) and rubbings of texts from the Fulton Ferry Park, Walt Whitman memorial in NYC were ripped apart and collaged to provide a poetic and visual concrete palimpsest upon which verses of Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” are written in ink with glass pens.
The result is a magnification and substantiation of the truth of Whitman’s prophesizing about the future of Brooklyn and New York City.
A true homage to the poet, to Brooklyn, and to New York City as a whole.