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Lothar Baumgarten: Seven Rings for Contemplation

Minetta Brook: Hudson Valley Project, New York, NY


Minetta Brook, a non-profit arts organization that creates public art projects, has received support for the construction of a commissioned major public artwork by Lothar Baumgarten in Beacon, New York. Baumgarten’s project will include a group of sculptural installations and an audio work for Denning’s Point State Park.

The project will feature small gathering places along the shoreline and woods that will make this area accessible to visitors and residents for the first time. Seven rings, approximately 2ft in width and height, of different diameters between 9ft and 31ft, will be placed selectively throughout the peninsula. They will function as seating and garden areas to watch and listen to surrounding wildlife. Construction is set to begin in 2003.