The Art of Infrastructure

SoLA Contemporary Gallery in Los Angeles, 2021 From the invitation: “The Art of Infrastructure exhibited the work of six artists, over three years of on-site art making, documenting the construction of a marvel of modern bridge technology in the Long Beach Port of Los Angeles, the new Gerald Desmond Bridge.”

Foggy Morning

House paints on paper, 2019. 55 x 98 inches. This is the top of the new Long Beach bridge while it was being built. It reminds me of the old clipper ships. When I mentioned this to one of the engineers, he replied, “Well, the laws of physics do not change.”

The Harbor Meets Mondrian

Charcoal and pastel on paper, 2019. 55 x 76 inches. This image depicts ironworkers on the new Long Beach bridge as they construct the framework for the roadway of the bridge. This framework will be covered with wood, set on the scaffolding, and filled with cement. The wood is then removed and the cement is… Continue reading The Harbor Meets Mondrian

The Bridge Project, 2017

This was my first image of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project, completed in 2017 before I had greater on-site access. I completed two small studies in watercolor on location, and from them created the final image in the studio. Old and New Bridges at the Harbor, tempera and pastel. 20″ x 25″

The Japanese Fishing Village

Once located in the LA Harbor in San Pedro, the Japanese fishing village is no longer there. The owners and residents were victims of forced relocation to concentration camps during WWII. Currently there is a monument in their honor which gave me a nice place to set up my painting gear. These images, a tempera… Continue reading The Japanese Fishing Village