Blackwell’s Patience, 2007Here: lauan, poplar, epoxy, fiberglass tape, polyure, paint pen; There: aluminum, steel, glassHere: 8' × 3' × 18"; There: 5' × 18" × 6"

Seen from across the water from a fixed telescope, this installation spans the East River, visually and narratively connecting Roosevelt Island to the Park’s rocky waterfront. The hand-built boat that appears to have washed in on the tide is part fact, part fantasy — both physically present and drawn from the imagination. It is a small portal, a peripheral component, of the artist’s film-based work also entitled Blackwell’s Patience.