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Art or Not–You Decide

(2015-06-30 001)Haven’t done one of these in a while.

Fata Morgana, art by Teresita Fernandez, is on exhibit in Madison Square Park.

I found the installation interesting. What did detract from it were the girders and poles that were very industrial. From this framework was hung nearly 250 discs.

I happen to like walking under the discs. The sunlight distorts the cut metal shapes in the discs on the pavement.

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Art or Not?–You Decide

(2014-04-15 003This display was in Madison Square Park a few weeks ago; I forgot to blog it. It’s no longer there, having been taken down at the end of April.

I spotted it walking along Fifth Avenue. There hasn’t been any art in the park since before the winter’s snows; this was the first. So, I took some time to walk through the park and snap some pics.

This is an installation by the artist Ivan Navarro, who lives in Brooklyn, entitled “This Land is Your Land.” It’s made up of three water towers; these tanks have glass bottoms through which you can look up and into infinity. That’s the illusion. Three different designs seem to climb up and up, eventually disappearing in the distance.

Navarro took the name of his work from Woody Guthrie’s 1940 song and ties into many of the themes Guthrie sang about.

I’ve included the description as well as the images. Sometimes it’s better not to read the description and just enjoy the installation.

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Art or Not?–You Decide

Thomas Jefferson on one of the sides of the piece of art

Thomas Jefferson on one of the sides of the piece of art

This piece of art is in honor of Thomas Jefferson and stands near the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont.

Each arm holds something different. In one, a church; in the other, scales representing the state. Although I didn’t see it, my friend told me that the arms move.

Well, what do you think?

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Kent, Connecticut

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When I first moved to New York, I lived in Brewster. One day I took a drive up Route 7 just to see something. I ended up in Kent, a small town with some charm. For awhile, I visited Kent every summer, visiting that big, book sale. This year I bought several paperback mysteries.

The book sale supports Kent Memorial Library which, I was told, gets very little money from taxes. There was a raffle for a convertible that was being held for the library.

If you are up near Kent Connecticut, stop by and spend some money on books to help keep the Kent Memorial Library open.

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Art or Not? You Decide

Going through Fort Tryon Park with a friend to see the Cloisers, these pieces of art are on display in the park.

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Art or Not? You Decide

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I was walking by Madison Square Park and saw this installation.

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