Intrigued on Flickr.
There’s some new art on the High Line. Brooklyn-based artist Carol Bove was specially commissioned by Friends of the High Line to create Caterpillar, an installation of seven sculptures dotted around the landscape on the High Line at the Rail Yards. Now through May 2014, you can reserve free tickets for public walks.
Unlike most art installations that I’ve visited, Bove leaves the viewer to their own devices in understanding and interpreting the art, giving them with no information or background about the individual pieces. I don’t think they even have names. It will be interesting to see how the wild plants grown up and around the art as the seasons progress.
Well Hole on Flickr.
The Callahan Mine was a zinc/copper mine that was shut down and abandoned in the 1972. Not much of it remains, especially since the open pit is now the tidal lake you see in the photo here. The EPA finally came in last year and started clearing out all the contamination. Unfortunately, that also means they’ve put fences up so I can’t go galavanting around the mine on my ATV anymore.
I probably shouldn’t spend as much time here as I do considering the dangerous levels of PCB’s, lead, and arsenic which the EPA has deemed unsafe for even occasional human contact. Oops.
Long Shadow on Flickr.
Here’s a Maine shot. This is a bit old, but I finally got around to processing it. I felt like I needed something to break up all the High Line photos. I’ve got another big batch of them to edit from yesterday so some variety is nice.
High Line Rain on Vimeo.
I’m very much not a video person. I’ve never really had any desire to get into the art form. This however, is some different. Taking a photo is not always enough to capture the movement and energy in a scene that I want to. This is where the video mode on my camera comes in. It allows me to capture 5-10 second clips of life’s flow. Expect to be seeing more of these short clips in the future.
Break on Flickr.
It’s a sunny day today but we’ve had lots of rain the last two days. Having some English heritage in me, I love the rain (as it happens to rain frequently in England) and I love shooting in it. Just be sure to have a towel ready when you finally get back inside.