I enjoy a handful of revolving obsessions. Visiting New York City's High Line has been at the top of my list for some time. I first read about it a year ago and it piqued my interest. For the few of you who may not know...the High Line is a public park built atop a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan's West Side. I had seen photos of the space..intriguing, the way natural plantings, sculptural art and imaginative architectural details were incorporated into a space that is not only functional but also, quite visually inspiring. So, when I found myself in NYC last month for the Surtex show, naturally, I made time for a side trip.
Yes, it's absolutely worth the trip and yes, bring a camera and try to go on an off hour so you can really wander and play freely up there...So many beautiful angles and juxtapositions of form, line and light. But as you'll see from my pics below, I got a bit sidetracked when I noticed the windows.... They were luminous in the afternoon light...Blues and greens, the colors of the sea. They called to me, of course, the softest opaque glass warmed by the sun. And so I stayed for a while...captivated by the light, the colors, the line.