A few us from the studio took a field trip uptown to see the Discovering Columbus installation. Artist Tatsu Nishi built a living room around the sculpture and it is free to all.
The scaffolding was beautiful, and I have a touch of vertigo that adds to the excitement to any climb. Turns out the black protrusions on the column are the Nina the Pint and the Santa Maria.
The views from the center of Columbus Circle were also nice.
And getting up close and personal to the great explorer (even though he did not discover America, and only brought disease and destruction to the natives) was a unique experience. The scale was fun, and I loved the intimate access to a usually inaccessible NYC landmark. I'd love to to see Mercury, on top of Grand Central, up close.
I did not, however, get the living room scenario. I know that is Tatzu Nishi's schtick, but it was not great design and did not really contribute to the dialogue. In fact, I felt it detracted from the experience. I would have preferred a gallery setting, a nice white box.
Poor Columbus. He's a victim of acid rain, and desperately in need of restoration. Which he will get soon!
You may not agree with my politics, but you must admit I made a handsome sign for our house in Pound Ridge.
At 4' x 4' it is what I think a political sign should look like. I just hope there are no regulations against a large expression of freedom like this and/or rowdy GOPers that pull it down. Sign painting is not my forté, but I managed with some Sharpies and house paint. It features my favorite quote from the campaign and has been stopping traffic on Long Ridge Rd all morning!
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