Briquettes and Support: Fox, Bird, Owl, Turtle, Frog

Submitted by PAE WHITE

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Client

Location: Hudson, NY, United States

Completion date: 2003

Project Team

Artist

Pae White

Pae White Studio

Commissioner

Minetta Brook

Overview

Title: Briquettes and Support: Fox, Bird, Owl, Turtle, Frog (2003)
Commissioned by: Minetta Brook
Location: The Hudson Valley Art Project, Bear Mountain State Park, Hudson, NY

The arts organization Minetta Brook has organized 10 outdoor art projects along an 80-mile stretch of the Hudson River, with festive opening events scheduled for Saturday, May 24, in both Beacon, N.Y., and Bear Mountain State Park as well as other sites. “Watershed: The Hudson Valley Art Project,” as it is called, includes film installations by Peter Hutton and Matthew Buckingham on Main Street in Beacon, along with sound-equipped benches by Constance De Jong in a nearby park. Opening festivities at the Bear Mountain Inn, which are slated to start at 6:30 p.m., include a reading by Lynne Tillman from This Is Not It and a barbeque dinner cooked on outdoor grills shaped like animals by Pae White.

Goals

Weary of metal sculptures in the landscape that didn't “do anything”, I created animal shaped cast iron BBQs and scattered them throughout Bear Mountain State Park in Beacon, New York. My desire was to entice visitors to buy and cook the food from the local small farms in the Beacon area.

Process

Medium:
cast iron

Dimensions:
52" x 40" x 40"