Bleeker St., Newark, NJ
NJIT hosted the Creative Placemaking Forum. Artists were called together to discuss the role they can play in community planning and development representing the arts. Valuing artists and thinking of community as a new medium where artists can actively create places that enhance everyone's lives and community.
I was able to take a few minutes before the Forum to capture the scene on Bleeker Street in the spring afternoon sun. The different colors of brick were aglow with late afternoon sun. A strange stuccoed wall of lime green created an interesting foothold for the city skyline. The red banners mark where Rutgers Newark turf is situated in an area of the City filled with various colleges and Universities.
I used 0.30 Copic ink pen, Sakura waterbrush and Daler and Rowney 12 color travel watercolors.