To install Transcendence is Absorption, Dodes will build a conventional billboard structure with a viewing station on its backside as a poetic, puzzling and propagandistic intervention in the public park of Randall's Island.Learn More >
Guzmán’s Loquacious is proposed as a 13’x4’ roughly pentagonal mirrored structure along the shoreline of Randall’s Island Park.Learn More >
Otitigbe’s Looping Back will represent the shape of jazz and the aesthetics of improvisation, as inspired by the Carnival of Swing held on Randall’s Island Park in 1938.Learn More >
For New Growth, Percoco will integrate eight images of trees from local yellow pages advertisements into the real landscape on Randall’s Island Park.Learn More >
To create View, Wightman will construct a steel bench that frames both the human industry of the Manhattan skyline and the microbial industry of Randall’s Island Park’s Little Hell Gate Inlet salt marsh.Learn More >
So Patrick and Luke Mackin transformed the roughcut white maple by debarking, planing out the bow, belt sanding, and squaring up. Thanks Fellas!
After visiting my project site on Randall's Island, I have changed the image for my billboard. I wanted the image to be as site specific as possible. Behind the girls you will see the exact image behind them that is in the actual physical space, except for the fact that it is flipped upside down. In this new version, there is more sky and I find it is a more subtle disorientation of the skyline.
In 2011 I made a series of landscape collages called Field Studies which this project is an extension of. These collages are composed of images of trees and landscape elements culled from New York and New Jersey phone books ads. I arranged them so the small ones were toward the horizon and the big ones were in the foreground to create depth. I am excited to place these trees within the real landscape of New York, and to have them juxtaposed with real trees!
For New Growth, I chose 8 of my favorite tree images, but there were many runners up. Here is a selection of other great abstracted tree images. I think of these as regional ideas of what a tree is, filtered through a commercial lens.
And here is the latest in-progress shot: the digital prints cut out with a jigsaw. The tallest of these is 7 feet.