25 color illustrations, 50 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 10/13/2015
|Beginning in June 2015, a new constellation rises nightly above a small island in the middle of the Hudson River, sixty miles north of NewYork City. Every evening as the sun sets, starry points of light emerge one by one with the stars of the night sky above the Bannerman Castle ruin between Cold Spring and Beacon, NY.
Constellation, the book, accompanies this mysterious but sublime installation, both as an extension and artifact of the project. The book is'a visual and literary dialogue between artist Melissa McGill and several celebrated writers and poets, using the artwork as a springboard for inspiration and collaboration.
Editorial ReviewsPublic Art Review:
"Like the artwork, this book establishes a constellation of its own---incorporating history, geography, and poetry as well as photography of the site and installation."Chronogram:
"A luminous collaboration."