New York City Artist Blossom Verlinsky Made Art During the Four Day Power Outage of Hurricane Sandy

Dear Marie

The power went out and there was nothing else to do but paint. In the cold dark space with candlelight augmented by a new eerie silence I began to finish the paintings that I had started days before. The colors took on a new life, shimmering in the flicker of the flame. During the day I was able to paint by daylight, able to actually see the brush I was using. The night came all too soon and I was again surrounded by the darkness and drawn to the light reflected by the canvas. This went on for 4 days, each day colder and drearier than the day before.

Attached are 3 paintings that resulted from the 4 nights of darkness and 4 days of angst.

‘Watching you watching me from the Paisleys’, Blossom Verlinsky

‘Watching Paisley from a Scarf’, Blossom Verlinsky

‘Carnival of Clever Beasts II’, Blossom Verlinsky

4 thoughts on “New York City Artist Blossom Verlinsky Made Art During the Four Day Power Outage of Hurricane Sandy

  1. My favorite painting that emerged from the dark days following Sandy is “Watching You Watching Me from the Paisleys”. The fluidity of the fabric seems to lift off the canvas with a life of its own.

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  2. simon edelstein says:

    Its amazing to me how people respond to such events, and that you would have the mind to sit trough tragedy and be able to express your feelings in such a beautiful way.

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