Happy Fourth of July! And Happy Tuesday to the rest of the world! I hope you're having a good day, wherever you may be.
I went to the parade in Hyde Park earlier this morning, and I'll be going to see the fireworks down by the river this evening. Earlier this afternoon, however, I went to see an outdoor sculpture exhibit with my Mom. Art on the Farm
I'm a bit embarrassed to say that this was the first time I had ever been to Vassar Farm or the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. I drive past the entrance on the way to work every day, but had never gone in to explore.
So what prompted me to go today?
Well, last week I noticed a big orange thing on one of the fields as I was sitting at a traffic light on the way to work. It was just far enough away that I couldn't figure out if it was a sculpture or some kind of fancy new watering system. I was intrigued. I asked around and found out it was some sort of art display, but nobody really seemed to have any details about it. Eventually a banner went up with the information. (See the link above!)
It's really pretty cool. I had to take pictures, of course.
Staged by Jean Brennan -- Beacon, New York
Starting From Scratch by Ed Benavente -- Beacon, New York
Angelina by Dick Crenson -- Pleasant Valley, New York
Lifecycle of an Idea by Julian Mackinnon -- New Paltz, New York
Cactus by Carl Grieco -- Hyde Park, New York
Man is an Island by Richard Marx -- Hyde Park, New York
Translogical Corner by Robert Parker -- Walton, New York
The Endless Picnic Tables, Then and Now by Chris Oliver -- Ithaca, New York
King Belotes by Jack Rusinek -- Marlboro, New York
Hoe Down by Peter Schlemowitz -- Beacon, New York
This would be "Whirly", but there seems to be a technical difficulty.
You Can't Find This on the Internet by Madeleine Cichy -- Ithaca, New York
Anomaly by Antonella Piemontese -- Beacon, New York
Walking on Eggshells by Anita Fina Kiewra -- Verbank, New York
Thunderhoof by Dave Channon -- Shandaken, New York
Wind Chapel by Nancy Steinson -- Beacon, New York
Setting Sun by Tom Holmes -- Greeley, Pennsylvania
The last one is a very bad picture. I had to take it from the car at a traffic light. That is the piece that lured me in to begin with.
I would encourage everyone to go see this. The pictures don't do the pieces justice. It's an easy walk, and the farm is very pretty. I'll definitely be going back since I had no idea there were so many nature trails on the property as well.
And I had to take some random pictures while I was there.
Not that I'm playing favorites or anything, but this was really cool. Walking through the trees to the giant mushrooms. Made me think of Alice in Wonderland.