The Brooklyn Wave, Continued

On Monday, April 7, glass was installed over The Brooklyn Wave, our first permanent Wave site, located at 40 North 4th Street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. After the scaffolding was removed later in the week, The Wave was newly visible throughout the three-story atrium of the 90 unit-luxury apartment building. With its brilliant colors and playful shapes that represent a series of ocean swells, The Brooklyn Wave has begun to engage passersby on the street and has become a focal point for construction workers within the building itself.

The Brooklyn Wave, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014


The Brooklyn Wave, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014

 The Brooklyn Wave, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014


The Brooklyn Wave, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014

 The Brooklyn Wave, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014


The Brooklyn Wave, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014

 The Brooklyn Wave, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014


The Brooklyn Wave, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014

 The Brooklyn Wave, Detail


The Brooklyn Wave, Detail

 The Brooklyn Wave, Detail


The Brooklyn Wave, Detail

 

 

 

The Brooklyn Wave

Ode to Scaffolds 

For many centuries, artists have completed large scale paintings, frescos and murals while perched atop precarious scaffolding. A few notable examples: Michelangelo famously strained his neck looking up from scaffolds while he was working on the ceiling of the magnificent Sistine Chapel from 1508 – 1512 in Rome; and 20th Century Mexican artist, Diego Rivero, boldly executed scores of wall-sized murals that routinely involved spending weeks and months on scaffolds.

 Diego Rivera on Scaffolding.


Diego Rivera Working on his Rockefeller Center Mural in 1933

On April 2nd and 3rd, Elena and I climbed onto our own scaffolds at 40 North 4th Street in Brooklyn, New York to create our first permanent installation of The Wave. Located in the atrium of a 90-unit luxury apartment building that Elena herself designed, this version of The Wave spans three floors and overlooks a bar area on the lower level, the building’s lobby on the entry level and a floor of apartments on the second level.  Here are some photos of the work in progress.

 Elena Kalman Working on the Brooklyn Wave, 2014


Elena Kalman Working on the Brooklyn Wave, 2014

 The Brooklyn Wave in Progress, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014


The Brooklyn Wave in Progress, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014

 The Brooklyn Wave in Progress, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014


The Brooklyn Wave in Progress, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014

 The Brooklyn Wave in Progress, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014


The Brooklyn Wave in Progress, Elena Kalman and Susan Hoffman Fishman, 2014