In February, 2005, New York City’s Central Park was transformed by the work of two artists, Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Gates, 7532 saffron-colored fabric panels suspended from sixteen-foot tall solid vinyl structures, followed 23 miles of the park’s pathways, arching over the walkers below.
Moving through the changing landscape, The Gates were a striking contrast to the muted tones of winter. They seemed to change moment-to-moment, responding to the wind and filtering the light in hues of pale orange to deep red. This book is my attempt to record the experience of being in the park and photographing the installation for four days. It is my homage to the artists.
Color Xerox image transfer on handmade Japanese paper, digital text on vellum, stab binding; covers are Japanese bookcloth over bookboard.
Unique artist book.
THE GATES: This book serves as a photographic record of the Central Park installation.
Color Xerox, single sheet fold book.
Edition of 25.