Inter-related from eve mosher on Vimeo. Birds, bees and butterflies rely on the diversity of native plants in New York City. Those plants are also reliant on the birds, bees & butterflies to ensure their pollination and propagation. This installation is made up of representations of native birds, bees & butterflies. Each of the small […]
Okay, so I’m not really much like the MoMA, or even like a NaNO-MoMA (but I do like InterCaPs). When I was in grad school, I read somewhere about the enormous number of artworks that the MoMA owns that literally never get put on display. (Insert here myths about a vast underground labyrinth of treasures). […]
This installation is a visualization of climate change induced migration. Each thread represents one million refugees. Africa: South – 13,000,000 West – 36,000,000 East – 33,00,000 North – 13,000,000 These numbers are for weather related displacement only. Greater migrations will be forced in the area due to water and food shortages. Installation was at Freebird Books […]
crossposted from seedingthecity.org I like to approach projects from an “outside the box” (boy, thats an overused term) point of view. When I mentioned the “Seeding the City” to a friend who works with green roofs, he questioned the value of planting such a small plot of greenery – how is that going to have […]
When you work on projects that involve a lot of mapping, you learn to love mapping tools. There may be better ones out there, but I have grown fond of Community Walk. I just used them to do a quick map of the Highbridge project, I See You in Me (The Path of Water in […]
I’ve talked before about the collective power of artists and why we should share. I’ve been seeing it repeated on Sellout and in the comments over there recently too. (Basically it is the idea that by sharing resources and knowledge we can actually create a greater wealth of opportunities and resources). In light of that, […]
Just an update on what is “in progress” around here… Most of my energy right now is devoted to the new green roofs project, for which I just launched a new (very beta!) website: http://www.seedingthecity.org. There is also a lot of thought going into a project I am doing at Highbridge Park, that follows the […]
com·mod·i·ty : kə-mä-də-tē Function: noun | Inflected Form(s): plural – com·mod·i·ties | Etymology: Middle English commoditee, from Anglo-French commoditee, from Latin commoditat-, commoditas, from commodus | Date: 15th century 1: an economic good: as a: a product of agriculture or mining b: an article of commerce especially when delivered for shipment <commodities futures> c: a […]
Over the past couple of months I have discovered a whole host of words to describe different interests of mine. Plus there are groups devoted to investigating these things. Psychogeography Urban archaeology Bio-remediation Eco-visualization On that note, I met with a cartographer today to brainstorm ideas for the Eyebeam Eco-Visualization Challenge focused on run off […]
One thing I have to remind myself is that “public art” has inherently, the word “public” in it. This has been really driven home during the installation of the beacons during the HighWaterLine project. I have placed the beacons in 5 city parks (sorry that I never got to redo Canarsie) spanning the coast of […]
Last week was kind of a nutty week. I was part of a group show opening at Nelson Hancock Gallery in Dumbo, Topos : Brooklyn, showing images of the HighWaterLine project. All very great there were some really interesting projects/images there, including works by Tim Connor, Rebekah Farley, Michael Iacovoni, Michael Itkoff, Michael Piazza, Michael […]
And in the nature there was steel? A workmate of mine asked yesterday if I had seen the Roxy Paine trees in “shake shack park” (Madison Square Park) yesterday – I did remember that I had seen a report on the installation of his boulders, but had forgotten about the trees. I stopped by yesterday […]
Gothamist posted about the windows in Washington Square by Jae Hi Ahn. In looking up more about her work, I came across this post from Libby and Roberta on Artblog, about a show at Vox Populi in Philadelphia. The show was called “Parts to the Whole.” The premise was that each of the works were […]
There’s a lot of buzz about mayor bloomie’s 2030 speech, so much so that I will just reblog all that here (they’ve also got a flashy website): Worldchanging Streetsblog (news roundup) Streetsblog Gothamist (maps) And in the realm of responding in a positive manner, here’s my nyfa fiscal sponsorship proposal: I am seeking fiscal sponsorship […]
I have the name somewhere. Can’t remember what I called it. Wires wrapped with nylon thread with little felt balls attached. A fun tangled mess. I probably called it entangled or something clever like that.
Another one that is a forgotten memory. Name coming. This was a whole bunch of lines of nylon thread with little felt balls. The ends are stuck into a block of beeswax and they hang down from there. With the breeze from the door these got massively tangled during the show.