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my highline highlight

Posted in Stuff We Like, Uncategorized by michelleaebertz on July 20, 2009
One Panel and Close-up Detail of Spencer Finch's Highline installation

One Panel and Close-up Detail of Spencer Finch's Highline installation

This past Saturday my boyfriend and I finally found the time to visit the *somewhat* recently opened Highline. Already being familiar with the neighborhood and the views of NJ it provides, I was able to focus more on the architecture and design of the park structure and landscaping. There are lots of great details and plenty to appreciate in the design. However, the most pleasant surprise for me, was discovering that Spencer Finch created a large, permanent artwork that is part of the structure.

Spencer Finch is an abstract visual artist, who works in many mediums. The common theme in his work is his tireless exploration in perception which often reveals the temporal nature of color, light and our environment, that we typically refer to in absolute terms.

The work at the Highline references digital images that Spencer took of the Hudson river during the duration of one day. He extracted one pixel of color from each shot and paired them with rectangles of matching colored glass to create an abstract representation of the river. Pleasing both intellectually and aesthetically.

An early artist's rendering for planning

An early artist's rendering for planning

The finished, Spencer Finch, Highline installation

The finished, Spencer Finch, Highline installation

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