The Sea Level Series
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas
Barracks 2
2009
oil on canvas
10 x 24"

Around 2007, I began making small paintings of abandoned army barracks in
Fort Tilden, on the Rockaway Peninsula. Now decommissioned, Fort Tilden is
part of Gateway National Park. In 2010, I revisited the paintings, imagining
a 16-foot rise in sea levels, caused by the Greenland ice sheet sliding into
the ocean. In 2012, Superstorm Sandy struck, with a 16-foot wall of water.
The water has receded, for now, but the area has been completely
transformed, covered with sand from what was once huge protective dunes. I
am revisiting the barracks once again, looking at a landscape covered by a
blizzard made of gray sand. The paintings now come in sets of three.
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on panel
Barracks 2 (Sea Level)
2010
oil on panel
10 x 24 inches

Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on panel
Barracks 2 (Sandy)
2013
oil on panel
diptych, 10 x 24" total
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas panel
Tilden Barracks Red
2009
oil on canvas panel
7.5 x 12"
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas panel
Tilden Barracks Red (Sea Level)
2010
oil on canvas panel
7.5 x 12"

Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas panel
Tilden Barracks Red (Sandy)
2013
oil on canvas panel
7.5 x 12"
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas panel
Officer's Quarters
2009
oil on canvas panel
15 x 20"
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas panel
Officer's Quarters (Sea Level)
2010
oil on canvas panel
15 x 20"

Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas panel
Officer's Quarters (Sandy)
2013
oil on canvas panel
15 x 20"
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas panel
Army House
2009
oil on canvas panel
7.5 x 12"
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas panel
Army House (Sea Level)
2010
oil on canvas panel
7.5 x 12"

Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas panel
Army House (Sandy)
2013
oil on canvas panel
7.5 x 12"
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series O/C
Time and Tide
2011
O/C
23 x 48 inches
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas
Barracks at Fort Tilden 1
2008
oil on canvas
7 x 22"

Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on canvas
Barracks at Fort Tilden 1 (Sandy)
2013
oil on canvas
7 x 21"
Frank Lind The Sea Level Series oil on panel
Sandy 1
2013
oil on panel
8.5 x 17"
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