it is difficult to hold back on promises when i said i wouldn’t write about New York anymore but i also promised a post on this particular studio adventure six months ago (http://fortheloveofsaudfe.tumblr.com/post/31979080752/victorianpurls-we-trekked-through-woods-next). if anyone has taken the South Campus/Connective Corridor/Winding Ridge bus and has passed by Manley Field House, two water towers are visible in the distance. one water tower even has ‘i <3 u carol’ written in large letters; a painter created it for his wife’s birthday (http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2012/02/post_250.html). but this space on which the towers sit is called Morningside Hill and has many incredible views of Syracuse. however, the smaller transect paths that my studio walked along have just as much significance in student culture of this city. the transect that my studio partner and i walked along on with another group led straight down Morningside Hill into the art studio playground of metal/woodworking sculpture majors from classrooms of Comstock Art Facility next to Manley Field House. the images displayed above consist of how Comstock students have used said space to recreate a new environment for straggling travelers (such as my studio) as well as for their own artistic pieces. each of them blended into the environment fairly well and when one was recognized as something not of the landscape, we were surprised. it is interesting how different variety materials developed overtime in each weathered setting including rainfall, snow, etc. observing these materials and objects overtime in how they interact with natural settings would be a fascinating take on change and new spaces. viewing this space also helped me to understand Syracuse’s art community a little bit better and led me to appreciate the city with all of its secrets a whole lot more. here is to more secrets in Syracuse for the future!