While at wave Hill I used the time to investigate familiar materials their (and my) capacity for innovation. Being that these materials were largely found or donated, their appeal isn’t particularly exciting or compelling. Yet these ordinary , and overlooked materials proved to be flexible and their outcome, thought provoking.
During the winter months at Wave Hill, the chairs sit empty on snowy banks overlooking the Hudson river. The conservatories are humid, and filled with winter blooming acacia, cacti and tropical plants. Wave Hill gallery spaces are transformed into “Winter Artist Workspaces” for artists who’s work addresses the environment. This winter, I spent a month working in […]
Wave Hill sits on the Hudson river at 252nd St. in Riverdale New York… the last stop on the #1 train. It takes about 40 minutes from Midtown, and once you get there you’ll see how easy it is to forget about midtown or Manhattan. The views are astounding, the Palisades, the Hudson river, sunsets and steamy conservatories filled with winter blooming acacia, cacti and hundreds of tropical plants.
The first installation of many more to come…. green art for green spaces. Why would one go to the trouble of building or renovating a new space, certify it “green” and then install art that didn’t reflect a shared concern for the environment… right??? We know that art and design are an important aspect of […]
See and read more about my sculptural installation entitled “MENTAL NOTES” Youtube Linda Linda Lewett, a filmmaker at ARTtv documented the installation at Maiden Lane- an exhibition space curated by Elisabeth Akkerman in Lower Manhattan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbRRoAtH0u4 Inhabitat.com Author Abigal Doan writes for Inhabitat: “With cast-off book pages, old dress patterns and newspapers collected from various […]
While in pursuit of wire hangers for my “Why Our Hangers?” project, I read about a green organizer- Julie Naylon in Daily Candy LA. http://www.dailycandy.com/los_angeles/article/41997/You+Gotta+Go Julie has a great mission: No Wire Hangers is a green home organizing business that emphasizes living a more ecologically-minded lifestyle. Not only will your home run more efficiently, but […]