Blue & Green Urbanscapes

Blue & Green Urbanscapes

Site: Gowanus Canal

Author: Jessica Dalrymple

Submitted: September 08, 2015

Visits: 2086

"Blue & Green Urbanscapes" is an in progress series I'm working on as a resident of the Brooklyn Art Space. It's been inspired by the current thinking of urban ecologists (particularily Eric Sanderson’s “Mannahatta”), botantists, map makers (particularily Eymund Diegal), landscape architects, and environmental organizations such as the Gowanus Canal Conservancy who encourage a re-imagining of the urban landscape as it existed several hundred years ago; city land abounding with natural elements and a diverse array of plant & animal species in a variety of ecosystems. I’d like to explore a series of works that expresses both the harmony of “nature in the city” as well as suggests the ecological past, documents the present, and envisions the future of the urban landscape. 


Blue & Green Urbanscape I, 18 x 36, oil on canvas (Gowanus Canal) 

 Green & Blue Urbanscape II, 18 x 36, oil on canvas (Gowanus Canal) 

Blue & Green Urbanscape III - Non-native Vinyette I, 36 x 18, oil on canvas (Gowanus Canal)



Sketch for Blue & Green Urbanscapes, 10 x 20, graphite on paper, 10 x 20 (Gowanus Canal) 

Study for Blue & Green Urbanscapes, 10 x 20, oil paint & graphite on digital photograph