59th Street Bridge

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Looking east over the East River in NYC

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November 10, 2021

This lovely, arresting black and white photograph captures the essence of the 59th Street Bridge in New York by distilling it down to its essential elements--strong shapes and lines, endlessly repeating triangles, leading everywhere and nowhere, reminiscent of M.C Escher’s meandering staircases. (If you didn't know what the structure was, you might think you were looking at some sort of child's building set.) The clear, stark shapes are reinforced by the use of light and shadow--the contrast of the blacks and whites of the bridge are echoed in the sky behind it. The presence of the lone circle near the top works well--it makes viewers pause, and look carefully to see what else might be hiding in the maze of shapes. You don't have to look far--the series of tiny dots provide an opportunity to go on a hunt of sorts to find more. 

Math and poetry--made into art.

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Joel Cohen
Photograph - Unframed
20.00 inches wide
30.00 inches tall
0.00 inches deep
1.00 lbs
West Palm Beach, FL, US