SUPER WATER TANK BOY flies to the rescue in Brooklyn, bringing PEACE, LOVE and JOY for the new year

January, 2016


Water tanks have been serving a practical purpose since the mid-nineteenth century, but I also find great graphic poetry in this familiar symbol of New York rooftops. The striking contrast between the rustic structures and the refined urban architectures on which they are perched highlights the wonderful incongruity of this unique city.

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. (W.H.Auden)

Mateo as SUPER WATER TANK BOY wearing a NYC Water Tank cape is photographed by Fernando Paz
NYC Water Tanks 2015 (digital print on canvas, 59 in x 80 in) edition of 4