Cynthia McVay Abstract and Conceptual Art
 

HUMAN SUNDIAL PROJECT NO. 3
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6:00 am  Subject:  Cynthia McVay, 46, Artist, Location:  Field Farm, River Road, Ulster Park, NY 7:00 am  Subject:  Chester van Wagenen, Custodian, Saugerties Junior High School, Location:  River Road, on Hudson River, Ulster Park, NY 8:00 am  Subject:  Willie May, Toll Trainer for the Port Authority, Location:  Mt. Alphonsus Seminary and Retreat Center, Ulster Park, NY 9:00 am   Subjects:  Judith and Rowan Mercer, Louisa Goodwin Location:  Bruderhof, Ulster Park, NY 10:00 am  Subject:  Jasiah Kinyon, 4, Fisherman, Location:  River Road, Hudson River
Photography-Digital-6:00 am  Subject:  Cynthia McVay, 46, Artist, Location:  Field Farm, River Road, Ulster Park, NY
6:00 am Subject: Cynthia McVay, 46, Artist, Location: Field Farm, River Road, Ulster Park, NY
On June 21, 2008, the Summer Solstice, I ventured out to create an image of the sun (and the community) throughout the day, the longest day of the year. Each hour on the hour, I found a person on the side of the road near my home in the Hudson Valley, in the Town of Esopus, New York. Each person “stood” for a different hour of the day, and their shadow — the length and angle — was cast onto a 20’ X 30’ portable canvas, which was oriented with a compass. I took photographs of each person standing in the center of the canvas, and spray-painted, with black spray paint, an outline of their shadow on the canvas. Generally my subjects offered a few interesting tidbits and opinions, which were dutifully recorded, and are paraphrased as close to their voices as memory allows. The Human Sun Dial Project #3, as such, serves as a portrait of the sun and a small cross-section of the community.
40" H x 30" W

 
 
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