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Justin Allen-27-iii

" the brand "
earth and fire
p.o.r.
the higher beings would like to name this land peaceful

Emil Alzamora-18-iii

this is a test


A. Eric Arctander-2-i

Tiltle: 56.2 (Mile Mark Old Albany Post Road).
Medium: Chalk on landscape.
Dimensions: 3" x 400'

Michael Biddle-45-vi

Woodland's Ghost
wood, glue, plaster, paint
$500

A slightly playful structure of found twigs and branches contrasts with the green and irregular architecture of living trees and plants. Is it a cage or a nest? Where do we draw the line between art and nature?

Lisa Breznak-38-v

Tree Spirits: Sacrifice
Title: Tree Spirits

Media: Cement, wood, metal, paint

Price: Pieces can be purchased individually or as a group. Price will include custom designed base(s) for new installation, interior or exterior; delivery separate. POR

Background and description:
During an artist’s residency in Japan in 2000 I was struck by the Shinto references to trees as living entities and as dwellings for the revered nature gods (Kami). Such trees are marked in ways that designate them as sacred. After repeatedly encountering these sometimes majestic, sometimes humble, often ancient specimens, I began to be aware of my relationship with specific trees, with the myriad gifts from trees, with the protection and inspiration they provide us with personally, intellectually and ecologically. Tree imagery became an ongoing part of my work.
Another aspect that struck me was how the shrines and temples symbolically defined a sacred space with objects that transformed the experience of an environment physically and emotionally as one moved in and out of the area. The gilded tree forms make reference to the gods within and to the gifts of utility (the fence posts) that are given in many forms by trees. Tiny side sproutings refer to renewal. The entire piece also serves to demarcate the sacred space of the living woods behind as a place to contemplate our interaction and use of nature.

Jo-Ann Brody-34-v

Woman-Sound and words, clay and oxides, fishing line $1000
Clay windchimes have been haunting me recently. The sound fill my studio and my life. Suddenly a cow bell became a woman bell. And the torsos form a tone poem on woman with the words on the reverse.

Charlie Butterly-33-v

to come

Jodi Carlson-5-i

to come

Ursula Clark-43-vi

to ome

Ada Pilar Cruz-40-v

Walking along the grounds at Saunders, I am fascinated by the stone walls. I walk along the periphery of the grounds by these walls. The walls provide an easier path than cutting through the sloping grassy fields, and for different contemplation, as their boundary gives a glimpse of the woods beyond the grazing land. Through the brambles and tangles of weedy overgrowth I can catch a brief glimpse of small birds picking at invisible seeds or insects.
The rock on which I placed a seated clay figure seemed the perfect place to sit and watch the nature of the farm/wall/woods and I thought of a child on a hot summer day – sitting in the shade to wait – to cool off – and watch the birds. I thought of a story book tale, where the young girl remained patiently and perfectly still until the birds did not have fear and would gather round.
“Waiting” also implied the child’s watching the adults from private perch, waiting to become grown-up.

Doc Dochterman-4-i

to come

David Duckworth-28-iii

Rendition
Found wood, planed wood, found metal, wire, sissal,
pine cones. 4 x 6 x 8 ft.
My desire to see the end of our government’s use of
illegal detention, torture, and rendition has been
long standing. As I worked on the two figures at the
farm, I began to see their relationship to images of
the Expulsion from the Garden, Adam and Eve being
pushed out of the Garden of Eden by angels. The shame
traditionally inscribed in Adam’s figure comes to
mind. Here, the angel has become a monster. That is
how we should understand our government, a bloated
monster, the military-industrial-media complex, that
we blindly pay homage to so that we feel safe and
secure. In the end, it is us, alienating ourselves
from the Garden, a metaphor for the ideals we believed
defined us as a nation.

Geoff Feder-1-i

"The Monitor"
(2000- 2008)
Patinated Steel, Wax
10' X 4' X 2'
$10,000

GEOFFFEDER@GMAIL.COM

This work was started in Greenpoint Brooklyn, the birthplace of the ironclad river steamer, the U.S.S Monitor. The sculpture traveled down to Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and was finished in Peekskill, New York. The idea was to create the common image of a fishing lure that was meant to be cast into the water with the intention for catching a fish; only to be hopelessly lost and abandoned in a tree. The U.S.S. Monitor was commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1861, as the first great warship for the Union, featuring a low profile in the water and rotating gun turret. It subsequently sunk; lost in a storm off the coast of Cape Hatteras only to be discovered in 1973.

Geoff Feder is a Peekskill artist, born and raised in New York City. Inspired by urban environment, constant development, and the contrast of progress with the natural world Geoff finds his voice with steel, His work focuses on the dichotomy of the industrial connotations of steel with the innocence of the subject matter.

Joe Fucigna-41-v

to come

Ruth Hardinger-30-iv

Continuous Draw #2, 2008
Size: Approx. 14 ft high x 450 ft long x 25 ft deep
concrete forms and rope
Price: $15,000
CONTINUOUS DRAW 2
The material possibilities of powders of the earth and water: concrete and cement, echo nature’s volatility in my current work, but they do so only in so far as they are the result of an alchemy. I am interested that movement and animation are sustained in the weight, balance and stance of my art.
Melding the ruggedness of the earthy, weighty concrete with the lightness of described form by the nylon rope allows my work a range of experience. I seek a spiritedness within my forms, a life and rhythm.

Sarah Haviland-21-iii

Blue Immortality

4’3”x2’x3’

Reinforced Cement

POR

I was drawn to human-bird portraits by examples of mythological figures relating to the soul, including those from ancient Egypt, Greece, China, Persia, and other world cultures. I am following this direction with large-scale portraits based on individuals, as well as small-scale vessels in ceramic and potentially cast glass. Two small bird-portraits can be seen in the exhibition “Playing with Fire” at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill. Bird-Portraits can be created on commission: contact sarahhaviland@earthlink.net.

Brian Higbee-19 -iii

to come

Tom Holmes-14-ii

Tom Holmes is an artist, sculptor and musician living and working in the NEPA valley. "I am drawn to working in the six elements of stone, metal, wood, light, ice and water. It gives me the ability to work intuitively. All possibilities can exist briefly before I impose parameters with regard to my emotional and intellectual contexts." The undercurrents of natural decay,unity, duality,symmetry, space, time and dimension are at the heart of Tom's creative energy. "I work seasonally. Different seasons suggest different types and elements of my work. I love the crisp colds of zero or below for icing in the winter. The summer brings outdoor work and construction, waterfalls and stone work. Spring and fall are transition times that tie the year together with welding, sand blasting and finishing. " My work is my life and I thrive on long days. There is only the transcendence of the everyday. Cooking, friends, love becomes the sublime witness of doing. Process for me is the essence of my art.

Cathrin Hoskinson-9-ii

A Drawing of the Rain
mirrored plexiglas
$2500.

Gary Jacketti-23-iii

Untitled
Rubber, String, plastic

Judith Johnson-32-iv

Moon Shadow
This quiet sculpture reflects a connection with nature.
Moonlight is monochromatic. If one enjoys this
light, this pale, cool wash, the shadows it casts
seem more fuzzy than day shadows. Just as
simply as that... an observation. Our shadows move and
follow us, sun or moon. Children love them....

Dana Kenn-22-iii

"Inside Out: The Living Room"
3'x18'x10'
Astroturf on furniture
POR


"Inside Out: The Living Room" is the first in a
potential series of accessible spaces that transform their
environment in unexpected ways. Influenced by my background in theater
set design, this project creates a fanciful living room at the crest of Saunders Farm,
using actual furniture upholstered in artificial "astro turf" fabric. Visitors are encouraged
to enjoy the Living Room and take in the 360-degree views.

Larissa Killough-31-iv

Media: Canvas, Thread, Wire, Wood, Chain
Price: TBD
Statement:
The cocoon represents life, an embrace, growth and transformation
Woven to create one
This cocoon I made for you
Fly

Drew Klotz-10-ii

to come

Joseph Kleinmann-13-ii

to come

Grace Knowlton-26-iii

to come

Kevin Laverty-11-ii

to come

Jim Lloyd-25-iii

"The Burghers" (2005-2008)
welded steel about 7' high and variable according to placement
Price on Request Commissions accepted
Ferrosynthesis is a process that, through natural selection and intelligent design, produces entities that reflect what is around them or in the eyes of the beholder. They can come in the form of Ferroflora, Ferrofauna or as we see here, Ferrofellas. Their story is not one of sacrifice and courage, but of the commonplace. The politician, the businessman, the preacher, the sportsman, the worker and the drunk at a lamp post. We've seen them all in every town and here in cast off and refounded steel. Talk to them, they will listen and if you try real hard you might hear them respond. Jim Lloyd of Somers NY.

Mick McGuire-35-v

“Neurontic Forest”_Painted Spandex 15’ x 30’_ _
Neurons are cells in our nervous system that electrically transmit information. Information that allows us to think, to communicate, to create…

This installation explores the possibility of trees communicating with each other, with the earth, the sky, or with the viewer…

Sharon Nakazato-47-vii

Media: Earth and Stone
Price: Commission can be arranged

In Japan in sacred places and at crossroads stones are piled
in 3's and 5's as small prayers and to aid souls of those who have
passed over, especially children, in their travel to the next world.
And old tradition says that the children build their stone towers on the bank
of the Sai (Styx?) River, but a nasty hag comes along and knocks
them down. So we rebuild them here.

A dried up stream bed suggested the river to me and I found an
approach that seemed somehow special. Two rocks suggestive
of the (Alpha and Omega) liondog guardians of temples and shrines
are placed at the entrance. Some towers have been built and stones are
there for visitors to pile their own sets of 3 or 5.

The river stones gather from randomness into a mandala before flowing
peacefully downstream.

Michael Natiello-29-iv

to come

C. Michael Norton-16-ii

to come

Lori Nozick-48-vii

to come

Michael Poast-46-vii

to come

David Provan-8-i

Title: Comprism
Media: plastic mesh fence, wire rope
Price: NFS

Lise Prown-24-iii

Field Signs (A New Farmers Almanac)
This an installation of freestanding metal signs on metal signposts. These look much like standard street signs but will connote rural superstitions,
old wives tales and the iconography of omens. I want to emphasis the disconnect between modern life and our rural origins. These signs highlight the way
humans assign meaning to the natural world (often in contradictory ways) in an attempt to make sense of biological realities.
These “signs” use words and images to reveal a web of meanings that show the relationship of familiar sayings and iconography to their roots in our agrarian past.
Topics of agriculture, environment, history and more are referenced in this installation. Planets, the four seasons, animals, plants, human behavior and other
natural phenomena have generated historic superstitions that reflect similarities across cultures and regions. I plan to use the strategies of modern graphic street
signage to revisit primal human fears that still have resonance in our fast paced urbanized society

Sheilah Rechtschaffer-7-i

CAMOUFLAGE
Store-bought printed material
2008

From French

As a noun:
Disguising of military works to deceive the enemy.

As a transitive verb:
To conceal or hide changing appearances.

As an intransitive verb:
To practice camouflage.

Worn by military, worn by sportsmen in “official” capacities.

A very popular print found in hats, pants, shirts, jackets, jeans and t-shirts.
It’s quite fashionable. It comes in all sizes for men, women and children, even toddlers.

It’s often worn by politicians at press conferences when visiting war zones.
Words sound like camouflage too.

We’re even getting used to it almost everywhere…in war areas by solders but rarely by civilians. I see it too, in peaceful places like parks and on the street.

I wrap these trees beside a little trail to change or hide the realities we absolutely understand and know. The landscape changes. But, we know it’s there…just altered like the many things we see and hear everyday.

Sheilah Rechtschaffer
845.424.3287
Sheilahfresco10@msn.com
www.SheilahRechtschaffer.com

Herman Roggeman-12-ii

to come

Christopher Staples-3-i

Circular Thinking II
Steel and Found Metal
10' x 42" x 1"
$1200.
I am a mixed media artist and here I worked with found objects. As I like to
juxtapose and superimpose images and content, I was taken with the farm, the
trees, the buildings and the sky and the way that the sculpture frames those
from different vantage points. The merging of environment and artwork is an
ever-changing tableau within the circular frames of the piece.

Kevin Stapp-17-ii

to come

Hideki Takahashi-42-vi

to come

Jim Thompson-39-v

to come

Nina Tschinkel-37-v

Name: Nina Tschinkel
Title: The 15th Station
Media: Cast Bronze Heads and Steel Pipes
Price: $1,350

In 2007, I, a born and bred New Yorker, packed my bags and moved to North
Carolina. There, I promptly found myself face to face with the Christian
south. In a bout of culture shock and discomfort, I became captivated by
ritual and religious practice. It was in this period that The 15th Station was
created. This piece embodies my efforts to grapple with Christianity, faith,
spirituality and my own identity. Placed atop a substantial, low-lying rock, looking out
over the Farm, The 15th Station functions as a center of contemplation, reflection
and repose. It reminds us of the divinity within all of nature, as well as
within ourselves and fellow human beings.

Paul Tschinkel-15-ii

Name: PAUL TSCHINKEL

Title: Up or Down?
Media: 24 Foot Fiberglass and Aluminum Ladder
Price: $1200 (This includes installation; digging a 4 ft trench, using counterweights, landscaping)

Up or Down? was inspired by Marcel Duchamp and our own "American" Home Depot. This is a conceptual piece reflecting the many financial, social, emotional and spiritual anxieties that many of us experience in our lives today. it is intended as a reflection upon and commentary on the fluidity of current social trends, most notably the struggle of most lower and middle class Americans. Set against the backdrop of such a lush and verdant setting, this piece seem to struggle against the sky and earth which holds it slightly awry.

Alex Uribe-6-i

to come

James Westwater-36-v

to  come

Max Yawney & Natasha-49-vii

to come

Grey Zeien-20-iii

to come

Florencia C. Escudero-44-vi

International College Program for Advancec Environmental Art: Argentina
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