It was great to get out of the city with my brother, Calvin. I had only been in New York for a few days but having visited the city numerous times, I was keen to see something new.
Admittedly, I had only known about Storm King Art Centre after watching an episode of the hilarious, culturally on point Netflix show, Master of None season 2. Remember? The scenes where Dev and Francesca are walking through wide open fields, admiring beautiful sculptures and frolicking in autumn leaves; their love for one another blooming with every breath of fresh air.
We experienced this outdoor art gallery in the summer time when the trees and fields were luscious and green. I’d recommend packing a picnic, renting bikes and spending a whole day there because there is so much to explore!
For me the best sculptures and installations are the ones you can really interact and play with, walk around, lie under. Here are a few of our faves…
[From top to bottom: Mozart’s Birthday by Mark di Suvero (steel, 1989); Suspended by Menache Kadishman (weathering steel, 1977); Ear by Tomio Miki (aluminium, 1965); Storm King Wavefield by Maya Lin (earth & grass, 2007-8); Three-Legged Buddha by Zhang Huan (steel & copper, 2007); Adonai by Alexander Liberman (steel, 1970-71); Four Corners by Forrest Myers (weathering steel, stainless steel, bronze & concrete, 1969-70)]
x Grandma AL