|Title: Repetition meets Difference|
|Title: Star cocoon|
impermanence has been on my mind a lot lately. last year, after 10 years of staying put in one place, one neighborhood, one community, i moved to a new town and made my home in a new community. i don’t feel quite settled yet, and that may be a good thing because, as you already know, i might have to make a move again by next summer because of work. so it’s not surprising this public art installation “celebrating impermanence” on union square (14th street in NYC) caught my attention.
these structures are called “sukkahs” and they’re supposed to represent the temporary desert dwellings the israelites lived in after their exodus from egypt. the installation is part of a worldwide contest; you can see the rest of the structures here. according to the criteria, these structures must adhere to specific measurements, must be made largely of organic materials, must be able to include a table and provide seating and the roof must allow for star-gazing … the results are, as you can see, just amazing.