Discovering New Jersey

As I travel through this diverse and fascinating state in which I live, my digital camera always tucked in my bag, I’ve tried to capture the uniqueness of these cities. (all works are for sale, prices upon request)

 

Roselle Park

 

Roselle Park is my home town.  I’ve lived here since 1986. One square mile, it’s not a big town but upon working on this series discovered some interesting subject matter to work with.

                                                                                                    Sonrise Church of the Assumption
6” x 5 ½ ”

All dimensions are for unframed digital prints

 

 

Spending Time
In Roselle Park
8“x 6½“

Backyard Sunset – My House
6 ¾ ” x 8“

Enterprise Sunset
7 ½ ” x 5 ¾ “

Jersey Fresh
8” x 6 ½”

 

Old Glory Roselle Park

6 ½ ” x 7“

Dollar Store Triptych
5”x7”

You Light Up My Life
6”x8”

Destination Beyond the Clouds
7 ” x 8“

 

 

 

 

 

Newark

 

 

Newark, for me, has always been the historical Pennsylvania transit hub. The NJT train line from Roselle Park does not go directly into Manhattan, so each trip I need to change there for either another NJT train or the PATH train. This station is a glorious collection of architectural elements, many lending themselves as the basis for my fantasy images.

All dimensions are for unframed digital prints

 

 

In the Belly of the Beast
Newark Penn Station
6 ½“x 7½“

Time Warp Track A Newark Penn Station
7 ½ ” x 5 ¾ “

The Newark Penn Station Blues
7 ½ ” x 5 ¾ “

 

 

 

 

 

Hoboken

 

Hoboken, a mile long and a mile wide, I’ve been visiting this city since the early 1990s when I discovered it was accessible by train. These prints are digital collages and edgy interpretations of various architectural aspects of the NJ transit hub. I find that area most enchanting, image wise, because it is a crazy quilt collection of the old alongside the new.

                                                                                                    New Jersey Transit Welcomes You
6” x 7 ¾”

All dimensions are for unframed digital prints

Sail Thou Forth By Ferry
6 ½“x 7½“

The Inside Track
7 ½ ” x 5 ¾ “

Waiting Room Nightmare
7 ½ ” x 5 ¾ “

Where Do You Want to Go Today?
8” x 6 ½”

      

 

 

 

     

The Sister Cities of Jersey City and Hoboken

 


Jersey City and Hoboken are neighbors without any physically defined borders separating them. These 3 collages were originally created for a themed exhibit in Jersey City where two art organizations, one from Hoboken, the other from Jersey City, were joining together to put on the exhibit. They express the theme of how art crosses all boundaries both physical and metaphorical.

All dimensions include frames

 

Art is a Unifying Force

17 ½”x 22”

Art Knows Neither Boundaries Nor Limits

22”x 17 ½”

An Artist’s Vision Knows No Boundaries

22”x 17 ½”

 

 

 

 

      

Union Township, Union NJ

 

Done for the Bicentennial year 2008, I titled these Into the 21st Century. Buildings, like people, change over time. Using Photoshop, I modified the digital photographs’ colors, tone and composition turning them black and white or sepia toned. Some have the “hand colored” look that is really a digital effect. And each one has a “surprise” element that takes it out of the past and makes it definitely a 21st century interpretation of the architecture.

                                                                                                                             Galloping Hill Inn
10”x7”

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Fly Agency Stone House
8”x6”

Tartan Building
6 ½” x 9”

Bungalow
8”x 6 ½”

Connecticut Farms Church
7 ½” x 5 ¾” 

These two newer ones created in 2013 are, in a way, a meditation upon how Union County combines the old and the new. As I drive down the streets to go to familiar places each day I see the stamp of the personality of a town upon its architecture. There are 2 different topics running through these new ones: The old church in Elizabeth is a monument to a passed age, but reflects the glory that people used to create in their houses of worship, the montage of buildings along Westfield’s Rt 28 corridor is a collection of various styles of architecture, a delight to view as one drives through.

 

All dimensions are for unframed digital prints

 

 

 

The Lord Is My Fortress –

Elizabeth, NJ

8”x 6 ½”

Driving Through Rt 28 NJ

 8”x 6 ½”

 

 

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