A couple of hours at the festival distilled down to under four minutes of the stuff I liked. A lot of changes are happening in the neighborhood, construction is everywhere with glass and steel and other shiny substances popping up. I saw fewer artists performing and more food trucks.
Sorry, I’ve been neglecting this blog lately as I’ve been working hard to finalize my Tompkins Trees Map. Heres some recent street art I’ve found in my East Village neighborhood.
Skull on Avenue A. Death imagery always draws your attention.
Someone is chalking the First and the Fourth Amendments around the neighborhood: asking for Comments, Shares and Likes. This chalk was on the hex tiled circle in the Central Plaza of Tompkins Square Park, a place where kids often do chalk drawings.
Wallbooked First Amendment chalked on the green painted wall around the hole where Mary Help of Christians once was.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
This is the first time I visited Governors Island. It is really beautiful and I’m so glad I did. FIGMENT is a free participatory art event that is 100% volunteer-powered. Basically the island is turned over to artists to do participatory projects for the weekend. I took my latest DIY steadycam and pointed it at whatever interested me. Governors Island is open every day for visitors from May 24 – September 28.