About the Artworks and Artists
The Lamppost Weavers are a set of fantastical bird nests built into the streetlights, weaving habitats both plausible and improbable into the Park’s environment.
These handwoven bird nests are inspired by the rich tradition of bird watching in Central Park and the incredible, unusual, but very real nest-building habits of many bird species. The nests of The Lamppost Weavers incorporate both typical nesting materials, like grass and twigs, along with unexpected materials that reference human leisure activities in Central Park. Each nest exaggerates its natural characteristics just enough to bring them into the realm of the fantastic. The nests unite the human and aviary lives that share Central Park.
THREE LAMPPOSTS IN THE NORTH END WEST DRIVE
ABOUT NINA KATCHADOURIAN
© 2014 MMA, photograph by Jackie Neale
Nina Katchadourian is a visual artist who works with a wide range of media, including photography, sculpture, installation, video, and sound. Her work often stems from the close observation of the overlooked elements of the everyday, as well as an longstanding interest in the relationship between human and non-human animals. Katchadourian’s work frequently engages humor in service of what she calls “productive confusion.”
Textile Arts Center
Textile Arts Center aspires to unify and empower the textile community, and advocate for the handmade.
Special thanks for NYC Department of Transportation.
OPENING MAY 15, 2015
CENTRAL PARK’S NORTH END
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 12-6PM
THROUGH JUNE 20, 2015
NOTE: PARTS OF THE EXHIBITION MAY
CLOSE IN THE EVENT OF HEAVY RAINFALL.