Recent work: Gowanus Expressway

The full title is “Gowanus Expressway gets what it has coming.”  The Gowanus and the Cross-Bronx are to NYC highways that have been designated “chump roads” by natives.  The name is for out-of-towners who get on them because they think they are the best routes or because they don’t know any better.  These routes are invariably jammed and afflicted by the almost mythic burning school bus, the broken down box truck and the jack knifed tractor-trailer truck.  Those who know better, have alternative routes.  The 8 x 10 drawing itself was done by doing a colored work in Corel Painter, printing at high-resolution on archival Canson and then inked using Rapidographs.


About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Recent work: Gowanus Expressway

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s