Description Water Taxi Beach is an industrial lot on the shore of the East River in Long Island City, Queens. Fill it up with sand, set up a sturdy little outdoor bar (Harry's), put in a tent and picnic tables, mark out a volleyball field, and voilá - it's a little beach, with the midtown New York skyline playing out behind. That's the Chrysler Building just right of center, and the Empire State Building is just out of frame on the left hand side.
Linus Gelber, New York City Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement
Linus Gelber is a native New Yorker and the eldest son of a painter and an attorney. He appreciates the nuances of a good mixed message. When he is not at the desk of a Day Job - and sometimes when he is - he writes poetry and prose, acts in theater productions, and takes pictures.
By the time he received his diploma from Harvard, Linus had worked as a reporter, lived abroad, hitchhiked coast-to-coast, and been arrested in protest politics. He probably hasn't had as much fun since, though he has tried in Berlin, London, Paris, Roma, Pietrasanta, Boston, and Dallas.
In 1996 Linus founded an independent record label, Home Office Records. His pictures are in private collections and have appeared in print media, in books, and on the Net. His blog, Pepper of the Earth, has been more and less active since late 2003.
Linus is currently at work on a novel. If he were a candy, he would be SweeTarts. He would not be Wax Lips. No way. Never got that at all.