Silent Walks on the Half-Moon
This year-long project, from June 2009 through May 2010, created an unfiltered experience of landscape as art. Rather than seeing representations of landscape in a museum, far from the actual land depicted, viewers physically moved themselves through what they were observing. Contextualizing the Silent Walks as an artistic experience allowed participants to “turn on their art light.” They considered their sensory experience in a consciously aesthetic way. That was also the reason to walk in silence.
Open to the public, participants met once a month at the trail head of Storm King Mountain at 6pm on the waxing half-moon. After the walk, which generally lasted about 30 minutes, participants shared some refreshment and wrote their impressions on index cards. Photographs from each walk and those notes comprise the blog, linked here and below.
Note the blog starts with the final walk first. Scroll or link to June 2009 in order to start at the beginning.