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This will be about my views on what it takes to put a three dimensional world onto a two dimensional surface. With a lot of digressing.
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Margery

Sep 30, 2014

THE BIG L.I.E.

The Long Island Expressway, to you.
Extended from the Midtown Tunnel in 1940 by bits and pieces over the years, to Riverhead in 1972.
A distance of 71 miles that started as the Queens Midtown Expressway and ended as the LIE.
Meant to ease commuting traffic from Queens and Nassau County, it became a funnel to the east end. To the watermen and farmers and potato fields and the most pristine ocean beaches in the world.
Hamptons' Heaven became Hamptons' Hell.
The potato farms have become vineyards welcoming stretch limos that may have been stuck in traffic but at least have a bar. Blame Wall St, Hollywood, the times (they are achanging)
A subway line proposed as an adjunct to the LIE in 1968 was canceled, and the same for a proposed extension over bridges and islands to Connecticut. Not to say it won't happen someday. Oy.
Thanks to local pride, money i.e. power, and zoning, the beaches are still pristine, and
  empty most of the time. 
This bit is an excuse to insert a sunset painting.
A sunset painting is something I swore I would never do.
 Taking photos while doing 65 MPH is what I do for art.

NO EXIT      Acrylic on Linen   24 x 36

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