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threads at Governors Island

threads at Governors Island

July 7, 2014 |  Category:   art + design life

An open studio visit on Governors Island’s Artist in Residency program. Gabrielle Duggan’s studio on the top floor of one of the old buildings in Colonel Row. It was very calming to be in that space, all nooks and crannies and peeling paint. I could have sat there and traced each thread as it weaved itself around the stairwell landing for hours.   No one is an island; everyone is connected. Your words and comments are very much appreciated.… CONTINUE READING

random Friday bits

random Friday bits

July 26, 2013 |  Category:   art + design life nyc

Another reason to visit Governor’s Island this season is this sculpture called Head in the Clouds, constructed by Studio Klimoski Chang Architects and brought to you by Figment NYC. We actually saw a bit of the construction of this sculpture the first weekend we were at Governor’s Island and were debating what it was going to be. The outside structure, built entirely of white milk jugs, is impressive in its size and ambition itself, but having known nothing about the interior of the piece, we were blown away at what we saw when we entered. I love things that are unexpected upon closer inspection. Clear plastic water bottles filled with varying shades and amounts of blue water create this wonderfully… CONTINUE READING

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