Friday, April 22, 2011
During the New School’s Water Week, in March 2011, students in Waterlogged and Restoration Ecology classes lead tours tracing the paths of three buried streams: Minetta Brook, Sun Fish Pond and Collect Pond and Stream. Along the way, the students presented their research on the history of the waterways, the impacts these streams and the surrounding geography have had on urban forms, and restoration case studies.
A PDF of the booklet they created for the tours is available to download here.
Sun Fish Pond Tour
Minetta Brook Tour
Collect Pond and Stream Tour
The tours ended where each stream once connected to the river.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
.......The location this series is inspired by is the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn......
I would like to experiment with a series of three small plates arranged horizontally but with space between. These will be registered off one another and printed on single pass through the press as one image. The spaces between the plates can serve as a metaphor for the passing of time, and of hidden elements that get forgotten with history, as well as a reference to the physical, as bridges spanning a body of water separating it into sections.The printing process is similar to geological time, layers corrosion and wear make a complete image after the many steps of process line up on top of eachother. This series focuses the concepts of Wear, Erosion, Accumulation, Trapping and Scraping, because of the endless flow and motion over a surface of water through time.