• Image of O. T. W. On the Water: The Schuylkill River by James Lancel McElhinney
  • Image of O. T. W. On the Water: The Schuylkill River by James Lancel McElhinney

O. T. W. On the Water: The Schuylkill River

James Lancel McElhinney, 2018 Edition of 50

Journal-painting project that explores a three-mile stretch of Philadelphia’s historic Schuylkill River, as it passes through Fairmount Park from East Falls to Fairmount Waterworks, beside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

View of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fairmount Water Works by the Fish Ladder on the western end of the dam.

LOOKING SOUTH FROM THREE ANGELS. A broad esplanade on the eastern bank was created when landfill replaced pestilential wetlands. A grove of cherry trees was created from a gift to the city by Japan, honoring the sesquicentennial of American independence. Rising behind the Connecting Railway Bridge is the distant form of the Comcast Technology Center.
—James Lancel McElhinney