Jenifer Wightman


View - June 11, 2013 (installation)



VIEW - August 4, 2013

To see more images of the process, please visit my blog I'm writing for Randall's Island


VIEW - June 25, 2013

photo by Benjamin Heller



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Thanks to:

Flow 13, R.I.P.A - Randall's Island Park Aliance, Made Event, Bronx Museum and NYC Parks for funding and support. And also:

Anne Wilson - RIPA & NYC Parks
Lia Zaaloff - Bronx Museum
Sergio Bessa - Bronx Museum
Eric Peterson - RIPA field support
Debbie Unger - RIPA field support
Jonathan Lo - RIPA blog support
Victoria O'Neill - RIPA ecology
Stephanie Dodes - art partner
Benjamin Heller - art partner
David Zaccheo - design help
Jeff Sherman - design help
Custom Welding and Design
Patrick Mackin - woodwork
Nancy, Nate & Coburn














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View - June 25, 2013 (12 days old)

Image of View, a 2-leg Corten steel and glass bench framing the microbiology of Randall's Island, NY and the Manhattan Skyline.
photo by Benjamin Heller
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View - June 11, 2013 (installation)


View - June 15, 2013 (opening)

photo by Marc Gersh


Randall's Island, NY, NY, 2013
Corten Steel, white maple, glass, silicone, Randall's Island mud & water, eggs, newspaper, chalk
View, is a public bench that frames both the human industry of the Manhattan skyline and the microbial industry of Randall’s Island Park’s Little Hell Gate Inlet salt marsh. The site will contain unique microbial populations that will make a site-specific painting. Bacteria are model systems studied by microbiologists and offer much insight into our own cellular operation. Additionally, because bacteria can divide every twenty minutes, they also provide an observable model system for us to contemplate how patterns of reproduction, consumption, and waste have feedback on the very ecosystem upon which the culture depends. In this pairing of the micro and the macro world, a viewer may rest and contemplate how microbial cultures synthesize and recycle life within a finite ecosystem.
Blog for this installation on Randall's Island

Other works with Mud

Portraits of NYC, 2012
Transect, 2012
Winogradsky Rothko, 2004