s.m. dyer
ship's bow

shrouded

Brooklyn Bridge: The Shrouded Series

Mixed media; photography, gouache, watercolors, ink 2015

In 2012, the Brooklyn Bridge began a long overdue facelift;  its 5,989 ft. span was scraped to its metal core, and then painted. The tarps that covered the bridge transformed it into something Christo could have imagined; covered, cocooned, and shrouded, the span turned into a beautiful combination of steel, stone, canvas and human effort, glorified by an accommodating sun. This iconic bridge will never be seen like this again. Ever!

As I took daily walks over the bridge, I was taken by its beauty; the wind created motion in the tarps and the sun revealed its (so many)  layers. I photographed through these layers, and what the camera saw was a cacophony of shadow and light, graffiti and paint, architecture and structure. I was there to catch the sun as it cast shadows, and at night, as the lights of the city illuminated the shroud. I would return to the same spot waiting for the sun to create what would become this project. Then it was my turn. I looked for a way to enhance these images, to add myself, so I created my own layer of paint using gouache and watercolors, and in certain places inked graffiti, to mark this moment in time. I scraped the metal frames down to their base, to represent the timeworn bridge. Through this project I came to understand, that while a shroud keeps its secrets, it reveals just as many.

images on this site are not mixed media.

Shown at Fabio Scalia, Brooklyn NY from December 2015 - March 2016

 

ship's bow

ship's bow

ship’s bow, 2015
mixed media
31 x 24 framed
$1200.00

other sizes available

painterly

painterly

painterly 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

nor’easter

nor’easter

nor’easter, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 frame
$850.00

other sizes available

canvas

canvas

canvas, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

sag harbor

sag harbor

sag harbor, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

the circus

the circus

the circus, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

knickers

knickers

knickers, 2015
mixed media
24 x 31 framed
$1200.00

other sizes available

storms

storms

storms, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

carpet

carpet

carpet, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

lamppost

lamppost

lamp post, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

line

line

line, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

contradiction

contradiction

contradiction, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

distant arch

distant arch

distant arch, 2015
16 x 14.5, Image size
$900.00 framed

other sizes available

The Circus Too

The Circus Too

the circus too, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

sand dune

sand dune

sand dune, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

your cells

your cells

your cells, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

Bricks and Mortar

Bricks and Mortar

bricks and mortar, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

hands

hands

hands, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

wires

wires

wires, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

arch n'sky

arch n'sky

arch n'sky, 2015
mixed media
conservation glass
16 x 20 framed
$850.00

other sizes available

bimini

bimini

bimini, 2015
mixed media
24 x 31 framed
$1200.00

other sizes available

walkway

walkway

walkway, 2015
mixed media
24 x 31 framed
$1200.00

other sizes available