For years, with the help of friends and family, I have impaled 80 to 100 pumpkins on the spikes of the iron fence on the corner of Kane and Strong in Cobble Hill for Halloween. Every pumpkin is unique. The impaled pumpkins are left for months, to age as nature commands, into gnarly remnants of themselves. Every year, hundreds of costumed trick-or-treaters have come by to enjoy the spectacle. This year, I invite neighbors and all pumpkin artists to contribute pumpkins to the fence. There are 274 spikes so there is room for a lot of participation.
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Permanent project in Far Rockaway, New York, commissioned by the Percent for Art Program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYC Fire Department, and the Department of Design and Construction.
Permanent work, done with Kane Chanh Do, at Metro North train station in Pleasantville, New York, commissioned by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit Program. 16 chairs and magazine installed in train station waiting area, 6 chairs on the platform.
Multi-media work in seven parts, 16 units, including terracotta mural, 12 1/2’ x 20,’ of a spiral galaxy (M 81); 6 sand-blasted glass blocks of different spirals occurring in nature, each 8” x 8” x 6; 4 bronze plaques of spirals from different cultures, ea. 8” x 8” x ½; 4 sand blasted flashed glass panels of a chemical process that produces spirals, together 8” x 24; natural limestone from a sub-Saharan desert with fossilized spirals; the wooden neck and scroll of a cello; and wrong iron logarithmic spirals on the gates and fence outside the building.
This temporary work, sponsored by the Public Art Fund and the Rotunda Gallery, was a play on the architectural forms of the windows of the tower of the old Post Office, the most striking building near the site, in downtown Brooklyn.