The original of this hung in the dining room of my high school. Breathtaking in person.
My gram had a print of this hanging in the small porch. I remember exactly how I felt when I looked up at it as a small child, and everytime I see it I feel the same. Sometimes, I wish I was a kid again.
"Will you walk with me out on the wire
`cause baby Im just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta find out how it feels
I want to know if love is wild, girl I want to know if love is real"
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
The Governors Island Park and Public Space Master Plan proposes a dramatic transformation of this once-abandoned island and accentuates the qualities of this unique place, transforming Governors Island into both a destination and landmark. Governors Island offers a world apart from New York City, an extraordinary vantage point on New York Harbor, and the chance to experience the sensations of a green Island surrounded by water and sky.
Governors Island is truly an island like no other, with a unique vantage point on the New York Harbor, its icons and a treasured historic landscape. The Master Plan provides many places to revel in the sensual experiences of water and sky in addition to providing enclosure, refuge and escape within the heart of the Island. The design offers two 360o experiences: one slowly unfolding as the visitor circumnavigates the Great Promenade, the other providing surprise and drama as the visitor ascends to the summit of the hills.
West 8’s Governors Island Park and Public Space Master Plan has won an Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning category from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). This award honors the top parks and urban planning projects from across the U.S. and around the world.
This is what my major is. No it’s not really gardening.
Haven’t been on here in forever, and I need a place to ramble/vent/rant and procrastinate everything I have to do…So I apologize now to the 3 people that follow me. This is just a waste of space in your feed.
You hang out with someone, work with them till the middle of the night on your own separate projects several times, have every single class with them, and become friends, but suddenly they give you less than half the attention they did the week before? What the actual fuck.
The school gives each student 110 free pages for printing materials, and after that you have to buy more pages. Every teacher knows this. Then why does each teacher require you to print articles, powerpoints, etc. including a 13 PAGE ARTICLE ABOUT BULLSHIT. Yes, about bullshit. Title was “On Bullshit.” Google it if you don’t believe me.
I have assignments on lettering. We spend hours practicing first grade handwriting, and are graded on it. This speaks for itself.
People with enormously huge umbrellas. Fuck you I’m on the sidewalk too.
Boys. I don’t get them. Someone enlighten me? Kthanksbye.
Art. It has gotten me through so much in life, especially this year. Paint, pastels, charcoal, pencil. Any medium.
I’m in a rut with it right now, though. I’ve always created work based off of things I love, but now I want it to show more maturity and a more serious side. I do not want people to look at it, and say, “Oh look, she likes the beach.” There is more to me than that.
So I talked to my teacher, and I think she got where I was coming from. She told me about her collections, and I feel a possible inspiration stirring, but right now it’s too vague to explain.
All I know is that I need an edge.
"We live on front porches and swing life away
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
If love is a labor, I’d slave till the end
I won’t cross these streets until you hold my hand"