Rooftop painter Molly Dilworth's latest project in collaboration with the 350.org project and CoolRoofs NYC. Turning a rooftop of a Brooklyn school into an artful expression of what Manhattan will look like if water temperatures continue to increase and the sea level rises by 7 meters. Video by Brandon Smith
Documentation of Paintings for Satellites by Kiran Moodley
Brooklyn-based painter Molly Dilworth started making large-scale outdoor rooftop paintings as a means to get out of her studio and communicate her message to the world in a different way. Through personal reflection and introducing constraints into her process, such as not using brushes - just movement - and only using found paints, Molly's challenge became about visually integrating two specific interests, architecture and natural forms. These experiments developed into paintings that can be viewed from Google Earth and that invite a conversation about the environment in which we live.
Artist Molly Dilworth paints 50,000 square feet of Times Square for a piece called "Cold Water, Hot Island." I spent the afternoon of July 26th watching her work. Video by Yancey Strickler
Video documentation and production of Cool Water, Hot Island by Jonathan Perlman. The five block, 50,000 square foot painting covering the surface of Broadway from 47th to 42nd Streets in Times Square was installed in June and remain for 18 months. The color palette of cool blues alludes to the historical geography of midtown, especially the Great Kill stream that once flowed near contemporary Times Square. The cool colors were chosen to make the plazas more calm and comfortable for pedestrians, and to contrast with the reds and yellows of the neon billboards. Cool Water, Hot Island was the winning submission for the reNEWable Times Square competition, it was designed by Molly Dilworth and produced in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, the Mayor's Fund, The Times Square Alliance and a team of street painters: Gillie Etnel, Raphael Fragansiax, Paul Schneider, Moe Bonin, Stephen Figueroa and Clinton Nixon.