wrapped coast, running fence
The artist Jeanne-Claude died recently, on November 18 of this year. The work that she and her husband Christo did, and the sheer magnitude of the projects they took on, was striking and beautiful both in its ambition and in its realization. The wrapping works are particularly interesting to me – in the way that the covering up of landforms and constructions actually had the effect of highlighting the their vastness and significance. This kind of art – one that is comprised both of an ambition to create something new and of a pleasingly selfless ability to complement a pre-existing structure – is impressive to me in its sense of balance and understanding both of time and of space. Among the places where the artists worked are Paris, New York, and Marin County, California, all of which are dear to me for various reasons.
Running Fence | Sonoma & Marin Counties, California 1972-76
Wrapped Coast | Little Bay, Australia 1968-69
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For your ears, while your eyes are busy:
Kurt Vile – Nicotine Blues