Jane Ingram Allen

Bird Watching 3

Artist with sign for Bird Watching 3

"Bird Watching 3 - Migration" consisted of 200 bird sculptures installed on the roof and surrounding an abandoned barn on some rural farmland along Route 46 near Munnsville, NY, from November 30, 1997 and extended to April 30, 1998. The farmland belongs to Richard Castellane, a Hamilton lawyer and former NYC gallery owner in the early '60s. Richard's gallery (Castellane Gallery) was on Madison Avenue and showed early work by Robert Smithson and Yayoi Kusama among many other cutting edge contemporary artists. My exhibition at his barn was his re-entry to the gallery world, and he plans to continue with other site specific sculpture installations on his rural property. My installation attracted much public attention receiving write-ups in the Syracuse paper, Hamilton paper and Utica paper. It was so popular with motorists that the highway department had to put up "No Stopping on the Pavement" signs. The installation provided a spot of unexpected color in the winter landscape of central New York.

Barn with birds Roof of the Barn with Birds

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