“Shafted” Watercolors by Amy Park
On March 23, 1857 the first commercial hydraulic lift was installed in the E.V. Haughwout Building in Manhattan putting in motion the vertical building boom that continues to this day. It was Elisha Graves Otis who made all of this possible. While not the inventor of the elevator, he contributed something much more important… the brake.
Watching footage of swaying buildings in Japan from the recent earthquake, it is hard not to marvel at the work of engineers who design our modern skyscapers. Artist Amy Park scales the heights with her delicate watercolors.
Gallery representation: Morgan Lehman Gallery
I also get a little bit of a Sarah Morris vibe from these, which is good.
Beauties. Watercolor can be such a wonderful medium in the right hands. These are the right hands. I like the way the structure contains the fluidity of the paint; the tension gives the work character.
I love how comfortable she is drawing hard lines with such an unforgiving medium. Great talent! Thanks for reading!
What a great find, Betsy! An artist who is as fascinated by those glass wall reflections as many of us and she captured the geometry that frames an ever changing shimmer of sky and light! Love it!
Excellent watercolors! Loved her style.
I’m crazy about all the lines, angles and repetition!
I love the unusual, cropped composition.