Thursday, December 29, 2005

Floating Island Around Manhattan Island

Some of you may have seen Smithson's "Floating Island Around Manhattan Island" this past fall. It was the realization of his concept, developed I believed in the 70's, in which he wanted to pull an artificial island around Manhattan via tug. I love it .... water, manhattan, spectacle and boats - doesn't get better.

I took his original 70's concept sketch and superimposed actual shots of the tug, island and skyline from the 2005 exhibit. I didn't want to overshadow the original work, but wanted to give a flavor for conception of an idea through execution.

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