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Observations on moving my family across the Atlantic

Philosophising in Queens

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That’s quite hard to spell, but I like the way it sounds. Socrates to be precise. There is a sculpture park in Queens named after him and it’s quite a revelation. It’s right on the East River with fantastic views of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Located on reclaimed wasteland that was dedicated to an outside art space back in the mid 1980s and is now looked after the the City of New York Parks and Recreation Department. It hosts a range of weird and wonderful art and they are big. Venturing on the subway and the many steps I may have complained about before, it was the perfect way to spend an unseasonably warm October day.

The current exhibition, which opened on 8 September, is ‘The Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition’, so expect some pretty odd stuff. I don’t think my ramblings will do it justice, so here’s a selection of my photographs of the current work on display.

Yes, the second one is made up of plastic bags. Don’t ask what’s going on with the third picture. And be sure to check out the fabulous view of Manhattan in the background of the last picture. See what you think.

Brutus Jones by Justin Randolph Thompson

Brutus Jones by Justin Randolph Thompson

The Lotus Land by Myung Gyun You

The Lotus Land by Myung Gyun You

Bear Eats Man by Thordis Adalsteinsdottir

Bear Eats Man by Thordis Adalsteinsdottir

Large Horn by Edouard Steinhauer

Large Horn by Edouard Steinhauer

Folly by Toshihiro Oki, Jen Wood and Jared Diganci

Folly by Toshihiro Oki, Jen Wood and Jared Diganci

One of us may have been sleeping, so I'll try telling you again tonight by David McQueen

One of us may have been sleeping, so I’ll try telling you again tonight by David McQueen

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