Love your neighbor as yourself

Posted on Feb 10, 2017
Love your neighbor as yourself

Views of the Hudson Highlands from Newburgh

Posted on Jun 8, 2016
Views of the Hudson Highlands from Newburgh

This new project is a renovation of a 19th century brick building is presenting the opportunity for magnificently framed views of the Hudson Highlands from Newburgh. One can imagine a new, urban, Hudson River School blossoming again from these fertile shores and magnificently situated rooms. Exciting things are happening: The Newburgh Illuminated Festival aims to […]

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.

Original Hudson Theater Light Restoration and Installation

Posted on Mar 10, 2016
Original Hudson Theater Light Restoration and Installation

In anticipation of the Hudson Theater’s Centennial Celebration, we present the renovated and refurbished the original theater lights that once graced these theater walls. We are calling on anyone with memories of the Hudson Theater, the Bijou Theater, or even the Oyster Saloon that once occupied this site to share those stories, photographs, or items […]

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.