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Monday, January 28, 2008
Artificial Heartless Spring
As always in winter, one starts to crave spring. This past weekend an allergy medicine company, created the ZYRTEC® Spring Wonderland Dome in Central Park where we were supposed to "experience the joy of spring." We went expecting real grass and blooming flowers --something classy and artistic. What we got was Astro turf and fake flowers in an overheated bubble of a geodesic dome. They took a green screen photo of us in the artificial spring but when we went to their website to pick it up we got the sad message "Page not found." Morning was not a total loss though, got some pix and free umbrellas--the dog nose banner is my favorite.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.