Jeff Rowland - Meet Me on The Bridge

I was in New York a few years ago and walked through Central Park when I came across this view of the bridge. Because I am such a fan of the old black and white films I recognised it immediately. Caught on film on so many occasions it instantly reminded me of that great film "The Apartment" with Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemon. An accidental romance, which is often the very thing that I try to portray in my own work. In this painting once again the scene is open to interpretation. Does this bridge hold importance to them? Is it perhaps where they both met? Is it an illicit meeting or are they just pausing for a while to say "I Love You"? My understanding of the implicate use of rain in film suggests a change, I adopted this notion in my paintings to further the viewers interpretation of what the characters in the piece are doing. They could be meeting together for the first time and experiencing a change in their lives or proposing marriage, or is it like Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemon, simply an accidental romance. The real answer is whatever you would like it to be…

Giclee On Paper
20 x 32''

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