Rooftop water tanks are a unique architectural feature in cities – especially Chicago and New York. They are strong, weathered, solid and have stood the test of time. Their different shapes and sizes are interesting to photograph. They are a link to our industrial past and a disappearing element of the cityscape because of development or are too expensive to maintain. Due to the decline of these structures, I’ve been making it a point to photograph them whenever I see them. These photos are then used for reference in my cityscape paintings or as the main focal point of my screen prints.