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Did you ever notice how something that catches your eye tends to draw you toward it?
That's what waling the trails of Hudson Crossing Park are like.
This section of our website is designed to highlight the art you may find as you wonder our trails.
The Hudson Crossing Park Artist Leif Johnson says it best:
"The placement of the sculptures around Hudson Crossing Park is intended to draw
visitors a little deeper into the park, and tie both ends of the island together. My hope is
that when people walk the island, they will 'discover' these little gems along the way, and
bring their friends the next time!"
Across the Boat Bridge - Zac Ward (Left)
The steel cauldronesk piece is surrounded by a split rail fence made from HCP's locust that was
cut down from the tow-path clearing. This piece has gone through several re-incarnations years
ago it was fastened to a small catamaran, and set to sail across the front of an un-suspecting
public beach on Lake Paran. The launch site and retrieval site were both hidden from view of the
beach, so one hopes that a percentage of the bathers were left pondering the existence.
Molly's Knob - Luke Claymon and Leif Johnson (Right)
This piece is built for this space using recycled metal
pieces and rocks from Leif's land... the same rocks used
for the pillars on the HCP gate. Both artists wanted to
create something that would be the proper scale for that
area using natural cost conscience materials that would
not clash with the surroundings, but complement it. The
title pays homage to John Starks wife, whom has been
attributed with getting John to re-enlist after being passed
up for promotion to Brigadier Gen. Without Molly's
influence, who knows if John's pivotal role in the
revolution would have come to pass.
Dragon Fly - Leif Johnson (Center)
This piece was once where Molly's Knob is now but
is more at home in our Play Garden pocket wet land.
Leif forged the main gate to the Park too. (Right)
You can sense the river's waves in the texture of the
frame that holds the Park's name and logo.
Bridge of Riley - Steven Anisman (Left)
The idea, of a sine wave suggested by the tips of triangles, is stolen from an early painting by
Bridget Riley (shown here).
The work is expanded into two axes, that lend
themselves into a weird mirroring with the two parallel
lines, but it's just her cool idea expressed in steel.
This delicate piece is located in an intimate part of the
park near the river and reminds visitors of the nearby
Rockin' - Sandy Macleod
This granite and steel sculpture at the Eagle Point is somewhat self-explanatory.
An assemblage of natural materials and found objects, the piece reminds us of the way the canal locks
and machinery are made.
It seems to complement Canal Corps meticulous stewardship of the locks and canals.
Leif continues: "Across the Boat Bridge" was placed at the far end of the main field, where people can see it from a distance and
hopefully walk a little further than they might to investigate. Hakan's installation is placed mid-way off the main path to the point,
creating a place where people can sit, rest, picnic, and be enticed to explore a little further. Sandy's piece acts as an explanation
point at the end of the trail... sort of tying the sculptures together from one end of the island to the other. "
While these works of art are on loan to the Park, there is much more art to be seen in the structures, trails and especially the Play Garden which is
itself a crafted flow of objects artistically arranged for the pleasure of everyone who visits it. Here are examples of more "Art in the Park".
Experience the Art in the Park
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