Taking a trip to see so many great artist's work was incredible. Again thank you to Hannah for braving the NYC traffic to get us there safe and sound. The post card is from Richard Serra's "Torqued Ellipses" at Dia Beacon and the image is from Maya Lin's "Wave Field" at Storm King Art Park.
Visiting the 9/11 memorial was very exciting because I've heard so much about the site from my previous professor so finally getting there was fun. Seeing the the spots where the towers fell was at first fun, mostly because the people within the area were taking selfies and playing on it. After getting into the museum the mood changed to a quiet and respectful tone. The museum did a great job in portraying their message. After leaving the museum I felt the whole site was different, and I think that was the point of the museum being in between the two. Overall, I'd imagine anyone who did the same trip I did through the museum would feel the same. After going through the memorial I went to a nearby pub and the pub's walls were covered in patches and fireman jackets from the day, a nice way to end the day.
The postcard that I picked up was found at the 9/11 Memorial through the various kiosks present within the area. This is the only postcard that can be found throughout the area, which brings about the question of how many people purchase this exact card daily. It also makes you think about how the 9/11 Memorial has become a touristic icon and people pay for postcards of these spaces for memorabilia.
The postcard was bought in the bookstore near the parsons school of design, because we were going to visit the school. The special image on the postcard grab my attention, so I bought it instead of others with beautiful views on them. This image is like a invitation of tourists before they climb up the steps and enjoy the New York city.
Translation of poor writing:
Greetings from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, our first stop today, where we spent some time coordinating our group visit this Sunday..
Our second stop was at the Whitney Museum, where we checked out the Biennial. Great work, we especially loved the gun triggers by Puppies Puppies (see photos below).
One of the best spaces this week is the relationship of the High Line with the Whitney's outdoor entrancce plaza--perfectly calibrated!
See you tomorrow morning at 9am
Puppies Puppies, Disembodied Triggers
Another amazing piece: each of these 16 square grid cubes is hand-carved from a SINGLE piece of wood--amazing craft!
Interesting that on our day off, we still managed to walk 8 more miles. Looking forward to meeting at SCAPE's office tomorrow morning. Only 3/7 days left on our trip!
Central Park is one of the staples of New York City. In particular, Central Park was used in many of the post cards that I encountered throughout the day (I should have taken photos of all of the Central Park post cards from all of the stands that I passed by that day). It is perhaps a "generic" postcard from New York City. This post card attracted me because I have yet to experience Central Park during seasons other than summer. Coming from San Diego, California, I did not experience seasons until I got to Syracuse in August 2015. This photo of Central Park captures a visual and spatial affect that I have yet to experience.
A photo of the post cards section inside the Strand Bookstore (Union Square). I visited this bookstore after dropping by the Parsons architecture student exhibition, with Ray and Ethan.
I purchased this card because I thought it was interesting, in that it is printed on very thing wood with continuous wood grain as opposed to card stock paper. As this was the day off, I just wanted to say, cheers!
Where did you go today? Dia Beacon? Storm King? Stayed in Manhattan? Collect some real postcards along the way, write us a note on the back, scan these and publish as a post. No need to mail them, though..
Reflect on what kinds of images of the sites you visited are produced for mass consumption? How does writing begin to personalize the experience?