If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably visited Central Park. But there’s a part of its story you won’t see. Read more
Sara gave me a bunch of these little glass vials that came with an order of essential oils for her diffuser. I looked at them, bewildered at what could possibly fit inside them. Then I started to think about how living spaces in New York City are so confined and restrictive—particularly green spaces. I then began to wonder if people around the world would like to share in the cramped, concrete existence that we call New York City living.
In archiving old era404 projects, I just came across these twenty illustrations I created in 2003 for the Target Benchmarks Central Park event at Christie’s Auction House in the Rockefeller Center. The event was an auction to raise money for the Central Park Conservancy and produced/designed by Rand Burrus of Phoenix Event Productions. Each illustration was enlarged and reproduced on colossal 8′ x 8′ canvases to provide the backdrop for each of the benches being auctioned. In fact, after the bench auction was over, they began to auction off the illustrations too!
My last forays into illustrating for clients were for the Global Investment Literacy project and the Brooklyn Wine Company Sparkling White Wine Label. Target Benchmarks Central Park was a fun project and a chance to contribute artistically to a good cause. More information about the event can be found on the era404 website, here.
Wow, I’ve just wasted an absurd amount of time on this web site. Other than the Jan Hammer music, the beauty and serenity of NYC from above is awe-inspiring enough to extend anyone’s lunchbreak an extra half-hour. Take a look at this VR presentation by PixelCase as you gently hover (or force-navigate) your way through New York City’s Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and Downtown Manhattan.
Aerial Virtual Tour of New York