This series represents an extension of my nature-focused abstract imagery into the urban and street landscape. All the images were captured on The High Line. It’s an inspiring place to explore this fusion of different subjects.
An abandoned elevated freight train line on the west side of Manhattan between 34th Street and Gansevoort Street, the mile-and-a-half-long line closed to rail traffic in 1980. For 25 years, it remained an untouched, self-seeded landscape until the Friends of the High Line, and New York City, broke ground in April of 2006 to begin its transformation into a public park.
It is now a progression of micro-climates and micro-environments, featuring natural areas mixed with spots for viewing, seating and performing along with specially commissioned art arranged throughout the length of the park.
I’ve tried to capture each of them in an original and engaging way, with a “twist” that reflects my exploration of deeper and deeper degrees of abstraction as I became more familiar with the High Line’s beauty and distinctive features.