POETRY FOR THE COMMUTER (SILVERCUP) is a painting that was inspired by a heavy snow fall that nearly obscures the Silvercup sign , softening the edges and hiding the Long Island City-scape. The sign becomes a beacon, greeting those brave enough to cross the bridge on a dark, snowy night, offering a Silver Cup to the intrepid traveler.
The New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Works, LIC, NY
Built in 1892 as an office for the company that supplied terra-cotta for Carnegie Hall and the Ansonia Hotel, among others. The company went out of business in the 1930s, and the building became vacant. It was eventually bought in 1965 by Citibank. Its ruins can be found at 42-10 – 42-16 Vernon Avenue.