Field Recordings at the Hort

Field Recordings at the Hort

June 18, 2012
Photo by: Courtesy Saul Becker

This article was originally published as "Stop. Look. Listen." in our June 2012 issue.

Collaboration can be tricky, but you’d never know it by talking to Saul Becker and Stephen Vitiello, whose new installation, Field Recordings, is at the Horticultural Society of New York through July 6. Working seamlessly together, the two combine Vitiello’s layered soundscapes—recorded from the Amazon to Australia—with Becker’s more obviously landscape-based visual works, many made using botanicals electroplated with copper (above). The finished pieces capture the often-overlooked beauty of the natural world. “We collect almost invisible fragments of nature and then put them together,” say Becker. “Hopefully, that makes some of that nature more visible for people who engage with our work.”

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This article was first published in Garden Design June 2012