Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Syracuse through Italian Eyes

Syracuse, like many other industrial cities of the United States, has a glorious future behind him. Preserve the memory of a waterway, the Erie Canal, which did great with his trade in the nineteenth century the entire region of New York, observes the slow factories to get rid of red brick and white colonial villas.


The above is a quote from an Italian Art Newspaper article about a retrospective of the painter Jerome Witkin held at ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse.  It loses a lot in the translation but gains in absurdity.


One of the things that is both sad and beautiful about my city is the decaying industrial infrastructure.   It inspires me as an artist, the old factories of crumbling brick, rusty smokestacks, parking lots full of puddles and weeds.


As a real estate person, I see a lot of promise.  The broken down factory would be great loft apartments, maybe with some retail on the bottom floor.



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