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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 waves

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".
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