Laura Eliason

Gowanus Blues

A series of oil paintings on hand dyed silk mounted on panel. These works were created Summer 2018 in response to the pollution and restoration work being done in and around the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn NY, likely the most historically polluted waterway in the country and a designated Superfund site. The Gowanus Dredgers (http://www.gowanuscanal.org/) a non-profit canoe club on the waterway, encourages and provides community engagement, advocacy, and access to this unique place as the environmental reclamation work continues and the surrounding neighborhood changes.