HutView
THE THIRD BARN HutView

Hut View
Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, New York

Hut View has four elements: an elevated ramp, eight elevated platforms, a small hut, blue ground covering and strings, and four painted metal elements mounted in various parts of the garden. As a visitor enters the garden they are invited to climb onto the elevated ramp which is designed to look longer than it is. The visitor takes a journey (a very American sort of thing) across a river of strings. The strings and the blue ground covering suggest water and movement and change. At the end of the ramp is a small rustic hut. This hut is built from native American woods-- oak, beech, and hemlock-- and constructed using basic techniques typical of early American barn construction. The hut has five windows. Each window was carefully constructed and positioned to look out onto a specific view of the garden. Each window can be thought of as the frame of a painting and the landscape, itself, becomes the painting. We call this the borrowed landscape.

THE THIRD BARN HutView

Hut View
Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, New York

Hut View has four elements: an elevated ramp, eight elevated platforms, a small hut, blue ground covering and strings, and four painted metal elements mounted in various parts of the garden. As a visitor enters the garden they are invited to climb onto the elevated ramp which is designed to look longer than it is. The visitor takes a journey (a very American sort of thing) across a river of strings. The strings and the blue ground covering suggest water and movement and change. At the end of the ramp is a small rustic hut. This hut is built from native American woods-- oak, beech, and hemlock-- and constructed using basic techniques typical of early American barn construction. The hut has five windows. Each window was carefully constructed and positioned to look out onto a specific view of the garden. Each window can be thought of as the frame of a painting and the landscape, itself, becomes the painting. We call this the borrowed landscape.

THE THIRD BARN HutView

Hut View
Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, New York

Hut View has four elements: an elevated ramp, eight elevated platforms, a small hut, blue ground covering and strings, and four painted metal elements mounted in various parts of the garden. As a visitor enters the garden they are invited to climb onto the elevated ramp which is designed to look longer than it is. The visitor takes a journey (a very American sort of thing) across a river of strings. The strings and the blue ground covering suggest water and movement and change. At the end of the ramp is a small rustic hut. This hut is built from native American woods-- oak, beech, and hemlock-- and constructed using basic techniques typical of early American barn construction. The hut has five windows. Each window was carefully constructed and positioned to look out onto a specific view of the garden. Each window can be thought of as the frame of a painting and the landscape, itself, becomes the painting. We call this the borrowed landscape.

THE THIRD BARN HutView

Hut View
Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, New York

Hut View has four elements: an elevated ramp, eight elevated platforms, a small hut, blue ground covering and strings, and four painted metal elements mounted in various parts of the garden. As a visitor enters the garden they are invited to climb onto the elevated ramp which is designed to look longer than it is. The visitor takes a journey (a very American sort of thing) across a river of strings. The strings and the blue ground covering suggest water and movement and change. At the end of the ramp is a small rustic hut. This hut is built from native American woods-- oak, beech, and hemlock-- and constructed using basic techniques typical of early American barn construction. The hut has five windows. Each window was carefully constructed and positioned to look out onto a specific view of the garden. Each window can be thought of as the frame of a painting and the landscape, itself, becomes the painting. We call this the borrowed landscape.