I just realized that George Trakas has an ongoing project over at Dia Beacon. I want to see it asap. I had the chance to work with George a little bit during the summer of 2006 when I was employed at the University Gallery on the UMass Amherst campus. He was there working on a piece he did on the pond in front of the gallery called Isle of View. He was such a wonderful person and artist and I deeply enjoyed watching him work. Isle of View is an important aspect to the campus. It is a refuge and a place for contemplation. Many people enjoy having lunch or gazing at the pond from this location. The pond's snapping turtles liked it also. My friend Megan and I would often encounter them when we were having our daily lunches there. They loved scraps of just about anything. To be honest, they begged like dogs for our food.
Here are a few pictures I took from that summer.