Plein-air Drawing at Freshkills
Fastnet is stationed at Freshkills Park in Staten Island.
The container is fitted with drawing horses for plein-air observational drawing workshops of the park landscape, primarily for high school students.
At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. Until 2001, it was the largest landfill in the world. Since then, the landscape has been carefully engineered, capped with layers of barrier materials and infrastructure. The park has become a refuge for wildlife, recreation, science, and art.
Participating Artists + Advisors
Ben Thorp Brown
Special thanks to Mariel Villere, Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants, at Freshkills Park, NYC Parks for facilitating Fastnet.
This project is made possible (in part) by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and ConEdison.