Starts!

Posted on Apr 20, 2016
Starts!

We’ve started our starts! Giant sunflowers, torch sunflowers, sayamsume soybeans, scarlet runner beans, popcorn, and genovese basil. All these seeds were saved from various sources (farmers, seed libraries, etc.) in Portland, OR, and we’re starting the tradition over again here.

Newburgh Historical Structural Renovation

Posted on Jan 26, 2016
Newburgh Historical Structural Renovation

The historic renovation in Newburgh is progressing well, with structural reinforcements in place and the overall structure sound.

Happy Holidays from TFG Studio!

Posted on Dec 16, 2015
Happy Holidays from TFG Studio!

In these dark days as we await the winter solstice and the return of the sun, we’ve lit up Main Street here in Cold Spring with a Holiday celebration of light in glass, LED and natural bouquets. Happy Holidays from all of us at The Figure Ground Studio! LED fairy lights in glass balls fall […]

Daniel Ninham and the Nochpeem

Posted on Nov 13, 2015
Daniel Ninham and the Nochpeem

As we move into the holiday season, I followed Paul Chaat Smith’s admonition in Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong to “[look] for the Indian history beneath your own feet.”

Boo! Happy Halloween!

Posted on Oct 31, 2015
Boo! Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the Figure Ground Studio. These spooky paper mache eyeballs graced Main Street in Cold Spring for Halloween 2015.

La Cigale et la Fourmi (The Grasshopper and the Ants)

Posted on Oct 20, 2015
La Cigale et la Fourmi (The Grasshopper and the Ants)

The Figure Ground Studio’s fall window took a literary turn, reminding passersby to work diligently (like the ants) to prepare for the coming Winter.  

Hudson Mohawk Watershed

Posted on Aug 6, 2015
Hudson Mohawk Watershed

The Figure Ground Studio’s Hudson Mohawk River Watershed installation in celebration of summer and a clean river.

Here Comes the Moon

Posted on Jun 8, 2015
Here Comes the Moon

In late Spring at The Figure Ground Studio, the moon also rose.

Here Comes the Sun

Posted on May 20, 2015
Here Comes the Sun

Spring is finally here in the Hudson Valley, and to celebrate, we’ve created a simple sunrise window. You can follow the shadows of the sun over the course of the day.   And of course, the sun becomes the moon at night!

Two New Trees for Arbor Day

Posted on Apr 26, 2015
Two New Trees for Arbor Day

It feels like Spring is finally upon us. Cold Spring residents woke up this Arbor Day 2015 to find nice medalions on all of our street trees which proclaimed: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Village of Cold Spring Arbor Day, April 25, 2015. […]