Griffins & Mythological Creatures: Architectural Motifs in the Jackson Heights Neighborhood of Queens
|While some of the statues in Jackson Heights may resemble guarding lions more than take-flight griffins, there is undoubtedly a family resemblance. However, I must confess that I am not a pedant when it comes to classifying mythological creatures, and their presence in the neighborhood adds to their unique character and charm.|
- 72nd Street and 35th Avenue - Griffin
- 75th Street and 35th Avenue - Griffin
- 81st Street and 37th Avenue - Griffin
- 81st Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue
- 34-48 81st Street (between 35th and 34th Avenues) - Stone carving of two Griffins above the doorway
- 80th Street between 37th and 35th Avenue
In this post, I write about finding a photograph of me standing in front of a public library in Saltillo, Mexico.
|Greig poses in front of a public library in the city of Saltillo in Coahuila, Mexico (c. 1998).|
|La Biblioteca Publica del Estado, Coahuila, Saltillo — Image Credit: Photo archived by Gerardo Zárate|
In this post, I regale you with pictures and musing from an All Hallows' Eve visit to Greenwood Cemetery and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It was a beautiful Autumn Day and we are all cognizant of the need to physical-distance ourselves — so what better way to do that than to be outdoors in a massive cemetery?
Exploring Greenwood Cemetery on All Hallows’ Eve, I scored a handful of great photographs. Located in South Brooklyn, the cemetery is one of the oldest graveyards in the city and is a site of a Revolutionary War battle. @historicgreenwood is also a National Historic Landmark. My friends John and Jennifer joined me; we also went to Sunset Park, my old neighborhood. Scarfed down a torta stuffed with spicy pork at @tacoselbronco, scored a free beer from a passerby, and watched the D train come out of the tunnel on Fourth Avenue — it was a serendipitous day.
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|View from the New Museum, The Bowery, New York City, 2013|
b. 2011 New York, NY
All ready-made (Building #7), 2012-2013
Brick, mortar, steel, concrete, sheetrock, living people, found objects
Art is meta. Looking out the window at the New Museum on Bowery the other day, the back wall of a building is in view affixed with a ginormous title card, the same style and font found in museums. I like how the title card makes me think of the wall it is affixed to as art - as if the card itself authorizes the wall as an art object, perhaps a swirling Rothko or a new experiment in Abstract Expressionism. Or maybe it's just a wall. Hmmmm. *scratching my chin*
I found something today!
He is referenced in a New York Observer article by Jonathan Liu on architecture and performativity (07/12/2011):
The talk about architecture as performance must conjure up the 1980s and deconstruction:
Meanwhile, Peter Eisenman spent the 1980s conceptualizing deconstructivist architecture with Jacques Derrida and the naughties building a stadium for the Arizona Cardinals.Does this stadium look "deconstructed" to you?
|View of the Exterior of the Pantheon|
Image Credit: Greig Roselli
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