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Queensboro Plaza Court Station, NYC Painting

Barry Parks

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 14 W x 11 H x 1.5 D in

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About The Artwork

New York exists on multiple scales. In this painting I wanted to explore a scene that tried to capture the snapshots of grand skyscrapers that float above and beyond the tangle of lower-scaled infrastructure -- bridges, streets, construction fences -- and the people who weave their way through it all. This view is based on a photo I took from a pedestrian bridge that leads into the Queensboro Plaza Court subway station in the Long Island City section of Queens, looking toward Manhattan (only one subway stop away). The painting is acrylic on a wood panel. The 1 1/2" side panel returns are painted flat black which I think helps the image to "pop" from any angle.

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:14 W x 11 H x 1.5 D in

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Barry reports that his earliest memories are of drawing. Paint followed only a few years later. Eventually the enjoyment of producing art in two dimensions melded with other academic strengths to led to a profession in architecture where design was pushed into the third dimension. Even then, the process of creating a building relied on sketches, drawings, and renderings. After growing up in South Arkansas, getting his degree and beginning his profession in Houston, Barry and his family relocated to North Carolina for 27 years. in 1983, the elastic snapped and they are back in Houston where Barry oversaw construction and helped plan for facilities at one of the country's largest community colleges until his retirement in September 2023. Beyond work, Barry has always enjoyed travel and his paintings reflect images that have caught his imagination along the way. While the paintings are based on reality, Barry's work makes countless additions and adjustments to better convey both reality and spirit of the subjects. Post-retirement, Barry is excited to be able to spend much more time traveling and producing new paintings.

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