Foreground: Urban Rattle by Charlie Hewitt, background: spray art and Ed Ruscha’s mural Honey I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today

Art on and off the High Line

As an artist, I’m inspired by the natural world but I’m also inspired by the art other artists create and how that work is displayed. In this blog post I explore the different types of art I observed on and near the High Line. The thoughtfully curated art on the High Line is primarily sculpture,…

Visitors strolling on the High Line

High Line: Strolling and Sitting

During the past two weeks I’ve spent time exploring New York City’s High Line. Last week I wrote about how the High Line spaces create a sense of both expanse and enclosure. This week I consider how the park design fosters strolling and sitting, and why those two activities are potentially important for park visitor…

Pedestrians on the street level and on the raised High Line park walkway

High Line: Initial Impressions

This week I visited New York City’s High Line, a former urban freight railway that has been re-envisioned as a public park. The High Line provides a purposeful contrast to the Ruston Way waterfront (Tacoma, WA) as both share an industrial history, are sites of preservation and transformation, and have deep connections to rail transport.…

Olympic Sculpture Park pathways and views of Love & Loss, Seattle Cloud Cover and Echo

Perception and Interaction: Olympic Sculpture Park

In addition to my exploration of the Ruston Way waterfront, in the coming months I will be visiting other re-constructed industrial sites: Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, High Line in New York, and Benesse Art Projects in Japan. This week I visited Olympic Sculpture Park, a former UNOCAL petroleum transfer and distribution center that has…