Sunday, February 23, 2014


"Catalina Pacific Concrete (Demolition 1)"
watercolor on paper, 2014
9" x 12" (22.86cm x 30.48cm)
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Here is another from the series.
The old Catalina Pacific Concrete Plant, which I recently found out was built in 1939 if my source is correct, moves one step closer to being erased from the landscape, becoming transparent as its corrugated skin is slowly removed.

It will be odd when it is gone, since it is the only tall structure where it stands and can be seen for blocks in all directions. The skyline will have a noticeable void in it.

Although it has sat untouched for a while it won't be long now. It is going to become a parking lot for the current business that operates there now.

I painted this view with the skyline in mind, showing how the building is (has been) seen against it by leaving it nearly white, a blankness interrupted by the block of a building.
This version has more warms and cools interspersed throughout over previous ones (below), giving it some life just as it is being razed.267

See other versions of it here, here, here, here.