Gowanus Canal Notecard Series
In the Swirls Notecard, the floating oil on the surface of the Gowanus Canal has a beauty that belies its toxicity.
At low tides early in the morning, the ever-changing oil slicks almost seem alive as they morph into unique shapes within Mark D Phillips’ photographs.
The interior states “In filth there is beauty…”
The back of the card says:
Now designated a Superfund site, the Gowanus Canal has a beauty that Mark D Phillips has captured in its abandonment, grunginess, and now its resurgence.
The oil still floats atop the water, joined by canoes and paddle boards. There are times when the colorful sheen stretches from bulkhead to bulkhead at the Ninth Street Bridge, creating a mosaic that resembles some of Tiffany’s finest stained glass. When the water is calm, the city reflects across its mirrored surface.
© Mark D Phillips
“25 Years of Gowanus: As it WAS, As it IS”
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