The Elephant in the Garden

The Elephant in the Garden

A giant African elephant lurks in the shrubbery of the United Nations sculpture garden. The 11-foot tall, 7,000-pound bronze sculpture was a gift from Kenya, Namibia and Nepal to the UN and was created by a Bulgarian sculptor known as Mihail by casting a tranquilized wild elephant on a Kenyan ranch.

Flashback to the Saffron Gates

Flashback to Safron Gates

It is exactly twelve years ago we had ”The Gates,” by conceptual artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s, consisting of an installation of 7,500 saffron-colored fabric panels hanging from 16-ft.-tall portals along 23 miles of walkway in Central Park.

Everyone Breaks

Faces

“Everyone Breaks” by Tanda Francis at Hudson River Park, New York City.

A Flock of Blue Birds

A Flock of Blue Birds

“Air Pressure”, a kinetic sculptural installation created by the Toronto-based artist collective Studio F Minus. It consists of over 175 animated fabric forms in the shape of birds. In order to create the naturalistic effect of flying, the wings of each bird move independently in a flapping motion, responding to internal air pressure fluctuations, inflating and deflating by electronic timers switching fans on and off inside each bird; Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City.

Nothing To Sneeze At

Patience

Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery creating a Mandala Sand Painting by pouring millions of grains of colored sand from traditional funnels called Chakpur. The finished Mandala will be approximately 5 x 5 feet in size and will take three to five days to finish – April 4-9, 2016 at the Wintergarden, Battery Park City.

The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean

“The Golden Mean” by Carole A. Feuerman. This monumental sculpture is an icon for the strength and resilience of the human spirit, for achieving the impossible, and for the struggle of survival. It is part of a series of swimmers and bathers Feuerman began working on in the late 1970’s.
Peekskill, NY.

 

Shapes and Shadows

Shapes and Shadows

La Penna Di Hu (1987-2009) Frank Stella: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum.

Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens

A Zen Autumn

The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.


Sony RX100 III

Autumn in Brooklyn

The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden


Sony RX100 III

Taking Note

Writer in The Real World by Tom Otterness at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, New York.

Writer in The Real World by Tom Otterness at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, New York.


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Little People

Little People from The Real World by Tom Otterness at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, New York.

Little People from The Real World by Tom Otterness at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, New York.


Sony RX100 III

An Art Pile

"Big Clay #4" by Urs Fisher in front of the Seagram Building on Park Avenue.

“Big Clay #4” by Urs Fisher in front of the Seagram Building on Park Avenue.


Fujifilm X100T

Post-Consumer Waste-less

Artist Ellen Gradman used 100 pounds of discarded mail to create this globe, turning waste into a work of art. Cool Globes is a public art exhibition designed to raise awareness of solutions to climate change. Battery Park, New York City. www.coolglobes.org www.knowtomorrow.org

Artist Ellen Gradman used 100 pounds of discarded mail to create this globe, turning waste into a work of art. Cool Globes is a public art exhibition designed to raise awareness of solutions to climate change. Battery Park, New York City.
http://www.coolglobes.org
http://www.knowtomorrow.org


Sony RX100 III

Cool Globes

Cool Globes in Battery Park: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, is a public art exhibition designed to raise awareness of solutions to climate change.  Cool Globes grew out of a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005, and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2006.   http://www.coolglobes.org http://www.knowtomorrow.org

Cool Globes in Battery Park: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, is a public art exhibition designed to raise awareness of solutions to climate change. Cool Globes grew out of a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005, and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2006.
http://www.coolglobes.org
http://www.knowtomorrow.org


Sony RX100 III

Art ?

The Roof Garden Commission by Pierre Huyghe. [In this piece the artist explores the transformation of cultural and biological systems through a dynamic gathering of components derived from the Museum's collection, architecture, and surroundings] Not my favorite roof garden installation. I think that the spontaneously sprouted weeds are the nicest features. Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Roof Garden Commission
by Pierre Huyghe. [In this piece the artist explores the transformation of cultural and biological systems through a dynamic gathering of components derived from the Museum’s collection, architecture, and surroundings]
Not my favorite roof garden installation. I think that the spontaneously sprouted weeds are the nicest features.
Metropolitan Museum of Art


Fujifilm X100T

The Warped World of Santiago Calatrava

Sculpture "S5" by architect Santiago Calatrava on Park Avenue.

Sculpture “S5” by architect Santiago Calatrava on Park Avenue.


Fujifilm X100T (A collage of 6 frames merged in Photoshop)

A Mexican Swirl

The Calpulli Danza Mexicana during the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York.

The Calpulli Danza Mexicana during the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York.


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

A Mexican Flurry

The Calpulli Danza Mexicana during the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York.

The Calpulli Danza Mexicana during the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, New York.


Olympus E-M5 wth the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

Stone-Faced at Rockefeller Center

Detail of Thomas Houseago’s  sculpture "Masks (Pentagon)" on display at Rockefeller Center in New York City

Detail of Thomas Houseago’s sculpture “Masks (Pentagon)” on display at Rockefeller Center in New York City


Fujifilm X100T

An Angel At St. Bart’s

St. Bartholomew"s church on Park Avenue

St. Bartholomew”s church on Park Avenue


Ricoh GR

The Saffron Invasion Of 2005

"The Gates," by conceptual artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude's which consisted of an installation of 7,500 saffron-colored fabric panels hanging from 16-ft.-tall portals along 23 miles of walkway in Central Park in February 2005.

“The Gates,” by conceptual artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s which consisted of an installation of 7,500 saffron-colored fabric panels hanging from 16-ft.-tall portals along 23 miles of walkway in Central Park in February 2005.


Canon S400

More Magic From A Decade Ago

"The Gates," by conceptual artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude's which consisted of an installation of 7,500 saffron-colored fabric panels hanging from 16-ft.-tall portals along 23 miles of walkway in Central Park, February 2005

“The Gates,” by conceptual artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s which consisted of an installation of 7,500 saffron-colored fabric panels hanging from 16-ft.-tall portals along 23 miles of walkway in Central Park, February 2005


Canon S400

Magic From A Decade Ago

Hard to believe it is 10 years ago we were enjoying the Christo Gates in Central Park.

Hard to believe it is 10 years ago we were enjoying the Christo Gates in Central Park.


Canon S400

Defined by Shadows

Atrium and events space at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York

Atrium and events space at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York


Ricoh GR

A Cyclone on Park Avenue

Cyclone Twist (2013) by Alice Aycock. (Painted aluminum 27' high x 15' diameter) part of this year's Exhibitions on Park Avenue.

Cyclone Twist (2013) by Alice Aycock. (Painted aluminum 27′ high x 15′ diameter) part of this year’s Exhibitions on Park Avenue.


Olympus E-M5 with a Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens, converted to BW in Silver Efex pro2

The Parade of Red Snails

The Parade of Red Snails Presented by the Villa Firenze Foundation and Galleria Ca' D'Oro as part of the REgeneration Art Project at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.   The Red Snails are made of recyclable plastic collected from landfills.

The Parade of Red Snails Presented by the Villa Firenze Foundation and Galleria Ca’ D’Oro as part of the REgeneration Art Project at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.
The Red Snails are made of recyclable plastic collected from landfills.


Ricoh GR

Stairlight

Stairs at the Museum of the City of New York and a LED light chandelier, New York City,

Stairs at the Museum of the City of New York and a LED light chandelier, New York City,


Canon S100.

Power

Wheel of the Essex steam locomotive, a machine build by Tangshan Locomotive Works, China, in 1989. It was one of the last steam locomotives ever built and now pulls a tourist train a short distance along the Connecticut River.

Wheel of the Essex steam locomotive, a machine build by Tangshan Locomotive Works, China, in 1989. It was one of the last steam locomotives ever built and now pulls a tourist train a short distance along the Connecticut River.


Canon S100.

They walk all over me…

Inside Out Project In New York City by Artist JR - portraits of the public in  Times Square, New York City.

Inside Out Project In New York City by Artist JR – portraits of the public in Times Square, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

Caught in a Vortex

A self-portrait by means of Saint Clair Cemin's sculpture "Vortex", part of the Saint Clair Cemin on Broadway exhibit.

A self-portrait by means of Saint Clair Cemin’s sculpture “Vortex”, part of the Saint Clair Cemin on Broadway exhibit.


Canon S100.

Swinging Twins

Swinging Twin sisters at Ann Hamilton’s installation "The Event of a Thread" at the Park Avenue Armory." 42 swings are ingeniously connected to giant curtains which billow and move continously as people ride the swings back and forth.

Swinging Twin sisters at Ann Hamilton’s installation “The Event of a Thread” at the Park Avenue Armory.” 42 swings are ingeniously connected to giant curtains which billow and move continously as people ride the swings back and forth.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens processed in Silver Efex Pro2

Reflection on The Event of a Thread

Ann Hamilton’s installation "the event of a thread" at the Park Avenue Armory."

Ann Hamilton’s installation “the event of a thread” at the Park Avenue Armory.”


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens.

A Swinging Good Time

Ann Hamilton’s installation "the event of a thread" at the Park Avenue Armory."

Ann Hamilton’s installation “the event of a thread” at the Park Avenue Armory.”


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens.

Mesmerized by Billowing Cloth

Ann Hamilton’s installation "The Event of a Thread" at the Park Avenue Armory." 42 swings are ingeniously connected to giant curtains which billow and move continously as people ride the swings back and forth.

Ann Hamilton’s installation “The Event of a Thread” at the Park Avenue Armory.” 42 swings are ingeniously connected to giant curtains which billow and move continously as people ride the swings back and forth.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 lens.

The Spirit of Columbus

"Discovering Columbus" by Tatzu Nishi on Columbus Circle, New York City.

“Discovering Columbus” by Tatzu Nishi on Columbus Circle, New York City.


Canon S100.

A Bit of Historic Tranquility

Old Westbury Gardens, dating from 1906, is part of the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps; Westbury, NY.

Old Westbury Gardens, dating from 1906, is part of the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps; Westbury, NY.


Canon S100.

Malabarismo Lineal

Malabarismo Lineal, 2011 by Rafael Barrios. Cool artwork on Park Avenue. These are solid two-dimensional sculptures that appear to be transparent three-dimensional works of art seen from certain angles. New York City.

Malabarismo Lineal, 2011 by Rafael Barrios.
Cool artwork on Park Avenue. These are solid two-dimensional sculptures that appear to be transparent three-dimensional works of art seen from certain angles.
New York City.


Canon S100

A Musical Interlude

Seen at Steinway Hall, New York City.

Seen at Steinway Hall, New York City.


Olympus E-p1 with the m.Zuiko 17mm lens, shot at ISO 5000