I begged the tree cutters to leave this much of this old Black Locust for the squirrels, to no avail. This was one of the few pre-Civil War trees left in Tompkins Square Park. About a month ago it was burned. I knew it would at least have to be trimmed to avoid branches falling on people, but hoped they would leave the main body of the tree as a habitat for the squirrels and as a historical relic.
At least this much of the stump was left. Perhaps it will sprout in the Spring.
Pin Oak in the Peaceful Grove. The colors seem much more intense this year in Tompkins Square Park, more red and orange than last year and the year before. This is the third Fall that I’ve observed in the park since starting my Tompkins Trees project.
More of the Peaceful Grove. That’s what I call the area behind the offices and between the exercise areas. It is often much quieter than the rest of the park. You will find people practicing Tai Chi here in the morning.
After being cancelled by Hurricane Sandy last year, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade ran a Kickstarter campaign and raised $55,000 to make up for reduced sponsorship. And despite the threat of rain a huge crowd came to Sixth Avenue to participate and watch. Featured in the video are Superior Concept Monsters (The giant skeletal puppets that lead the parade), The Edward Morgan Ballet, The Hungry March Band, and Sir Turkey.
Also on Spring Street. Could be Mark Jenkins but I don’t think so. It is not as meticulously done as his work.
I got there at 5 to mingled in the set-up area and avoid being trapped in the incredibly crowded pen for the non-organizational participants. I exited at 4th Street around 8 when my camera’s battery was dead. If I remember right the pen is not even opened until 9, it is absolute hell if you are in an elaborate costume.
“A Sort of Homecoming” (2011)”
I promoted the opening on the blog but missed the opening. Yesterday was the last day and I’m very glad I got to see the show in the afternoon light in this skylit elegant gallery. Brian Adam Douglas at the Andrew Edlin Gallery
Head-on photography flattens and disguises that the images are made up of thousands upon thousands of individually cut pieces of paper. Looking at these photos now I can’t believe what I believe I saw in person. Review of the show by Hrag Vartanian on Hyperallergic
Watching you from a dark corner of the dream.
Get the Jackalope.
“The Memory of You Is Never Lost Upon Me” (2011) The unreadable words on the sign tell me that these are dream images, somewhat like a darker Windsor McCay’s Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend.
I came across this tiny tenement on Avenue A this morning. (“How to Survive Death”– Brick, mortar, wood, steel, tar, roofing paper, acrylic paint) It is a collaboration between Benjamin Armas and Ori Carino. They have a show coming up at the Van Der Plas Gallery at 156 Orchard Street, Nov.8 to Dec 8. I thought this was a unique way to promote their show.
The metal sculpture in the foreground is based of a now gone Lower East Side junk sculpture.
My street art chops aren’t quite what they used to be. I didn’t hear about this mural until today. I would have loved to document the process, but I was glad to at least see Swoon again, say hello and catch her doing hurried final touch-ups.