Thursday, August 12, 2010

At The Same Moment

...Out of nowhere, I notice a huge mural painted along a set of pilings as the ferry pulls out of the slip and departs from Manhattan on its way across the river to Governor's Island.

"AT THE SAME MOMENT" painted in huge red enamel letters is the work of artist Lawrence Weiner.  This elusive and mysterious sentiment stays with me temporarily.  I am unsure of the artist's intent behind this statement or why it is here on a pier in the middle of the Hudson River.  Most of the people around me are oblivious to it, but not me.  It provokes thoughts of what else is happening in this city and around the world at the same moment as I stand here on this boat.  Moments of Joy. Fear. Sadness. Crisis. Excitement. Anger. Elation.  Simultaneously, my life feels very important and also quite insignificant.

Click.  I capture this moment with my camera.

{Shot with iPhone, Lo-Mob, AE TTV DeSaturated}

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14 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

I am always initially dismissive over artwork like this, somehow it seems too easy. But then it gets me thinking and doing all the things it is supposed to do and I start admiring something that is both easy and effective.

Hen Jen said...

I love that sentence! very cool.

Cori said...

Perfect statement! Love the photo!!

Stacia said...

I love that you noticed something everyone else overlooked. That's the sign of a true and talented writer and photographer! =>

Young Mom said...

Wow, that does provoke interesting questions!

Virginia said...

What a cool photo (and great post!) and art idea.

Quite interesting.

Brooke said...

Love this moment! I'm guilty of overlooking art pieces like this, glad you shared it with us!

kbreints said...

Makes you really wonder who it wast tat thought to put that message there...

michelle said...

i love art like that in unexpected places that make you smile or think.

Maegan Beishline said...

What a cool find! And such a philosophical statement!

btw...I think you won my postcard set over at Simply Feather the other week. Could you email me your address so that I can get those out to you! Thanks!
xo,
Meg

Corinne said...

I just love it... such a cool thing to notice.

This Heavenly Life said...

I love that you noticed this! Although I think about things like this fairly often, I doubt if seeing it written out like that would have struck me -- my own concerns would have taken precedence at the time :)

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

great post and picture. love.

suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

cool shot.

my sister just got engaged on governor's island a few weeks ago:)