with one ear towards the river, with one eye to the land.
April 16 - November 14
Dogwood Trail at Greenport Conservation Area // 319 Joslen Blvd, Hudson NY 12534
Free and open to the public.
with one ear towards the river, with one eye to the land is a series of artworks along the Dogwood Trail by artist Austen Camille, in collaboration with local naturalists.
As you meander along the Dogwood Trail, you will come across objects that invite you to look closer. Look through, look around, kneel down, crane your neck, get close, listen, touch. You will start to notice the small things, the multitude of living beings that make up this ecosystem. Then, step back: see how these small moments become a complex series of relationships who all rely upon one another.
A place called 'home' is an information kiosk at the entrance to the Greenport Conservation Area, commissioned by the Columbia Land Conservancy.
The structure is built from locally-sourced White Oak, milled just down the road. The information panels describe five of the habitats that can be found in the preserve, and depict the many inhabitants who call the place 'home'.
This work is supported by the Columbia Land Conservancy, the Hudson River Estuary Program, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and the NYS Water Resources Institute through a Submerse NY Grant.