Monthly Archives: November 2010

Wildness as a Value

I have been thinking more about Wildness as a distinct value of Place, articulated better than me by friend/colleague Marc. An aspect I think important is the sense of personal discovery: that the secret of this unexpected patch of Lespedeza … Continue reading

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Anywhere, Sunlight and Rainfall and Aspect Make Detail

Also at Storm King, Maya Lin’s work is beautifully conceived/sited. But the detail I like best is the self-sorting of the native grasses based on slope aspect and moisture… leading to the “fringe” of Bouteloua curtipendula (growing on the upper … Continue reading

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Substance Behind The Scenes

Things to love at the High Line – unexpected treasured spots, like this spur (right)… But my favorite has to be the NYC Parks trailer offices, stewardship gear and onsite nursery at the south end (left), right under the High … Continue reading

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Public Art That Shows You Something Else

I find myself sometimes arguing against public art. Well, actually, for public art that is temporary, and for public art that doesn’t distract from something more important. As much as I enjoy Goldsworthy (left), I found something I appreciated more … Continue reading

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