a late summer visit to storm king art center

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landscape architecture


happy october! before the autumn season reaches its full swing, i have to share our recent visit to the storm king art center  in new windsor, NY. in fact i was surprised (and a bit embarrassed) as a landscape architect how could it be my first time visit after been living in philly for 11 plus years… well, sometimes it is not as easy as it may sound to find a perfect day for a field trip to where is only 2.5 hours away by car.

+ aside from the sculptures, the native meadow/prairie by landscape architect/consultant darrel morrison is simply lovely.
the weather was partial gloomy partial sunny during our visit, but it was actually nice to be outside without being cooked by bright summer sun. not to spoil you what’s going on in the art center, here are just a few snapshots among photos we took… you have to come visit yourself to experience the fresh air, open field and incredible art work by well known artists integrated into the surrounding landscape.
+ sea change by george cutts
+ wavefield by maya lin (read more about the project from nytimes)
+ schunnemunk fork by richard serra
+ frog legs by mark di suvero

the hudson valley region perfectly provides a stunning backdrop for the modern sculptures. though i am not particularly a sculpture fan, this beautiful land and freely stroll paths will be a good reason to revisit again, especially when the leafs turn red…!

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