|Jeanne-Claude and Christo, 2005.|
Christo has a new installation, his first in about a decade. So I though I would share some images from The Gates, the delightful deployment of orange fabric-and steel-portals throughout New York's Central Park, installed in February, 2005. My snapshots of Christo, and his late wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude, were taken when we fortuitously glimpsed them during our visit; not the greatest photos, but the images do capture Jeanne-Claude's wonderful saffron hair, perhaps the inspiration for the color of the portals.
|A phalanx of 7,532 gates marches through Central Park.|
Although my aging feet might disagree, I believe walking is the most enjoyable form of locomotion and this installation celebrated the pathways of Central Park.
|The metal stanchions widened to accommodate the walkway width.|
Louisa May Alcott, born in November, called that month "the most disagreeable month in the whole year" (Little Women, Chap. XV), but February comes a close second in my view. The billowing orange fabric, like fluttering sunshine, seemed to bolster and amplify the weak winter light.
|The curtains create a proscenium for pedestrians.|
|Visitors of all ages.|
|Trail of orange visible through the branches.|