For the past two weeks the artist Ellie Balk has been painting underneath the BQE at Steuben Street and Park Avenue along with volunteers. Here’s the close-to finished product. The piece, called “Soundwaves,” was inspired after the artist collaborated with pianists who live close to the BQE. She drew the distance between their hands as they played Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and painted “sound waves,” layered to create an orchestra of lines, reflecting a landscape. Click through to see some close-up shots.
Closing Bell: Making Noise Under the BQE [Brownstoner]