Sift/Reflect
Permanent, hand-cut vinyl installation for the Gowanus Dredgers Club in Brooklyn, New York.  2017

The window installation, Sift/Reflect, softens the light streaming in through the boathouse windows and suggests the presence of nature.  I created the pattern from a large fabric painting made under an oak tree canopy in an upstate New York forest.  As sunlight streams in through the windows, the rectilinear shapes cascading throughout the boathouse are filled with the dappled patterns of light filtering through leaves.  This transplanted landscape softens the industrial environment with layers of action (sifting, reflecting, filtering); a visual metaphor for the revitalization of the canal itself.  

"Sift/Reflect" at the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse in Brooklyn, NY
Katie Westmoreland "Sift/Reflect" at the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse in Brooklyn, NY
Katie Westmoreland "Sift/Reflect" at the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse in Brooklyn, NY
Katie Westmoreland "Sift/Reflect" at the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse in Brooklyn, NY

Throughout the day, light patterns cascade on the floor, across the canoes, and up the boathouse walls.
Katie Westmoreland "Sift/Reflect" at the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse in Brooklyn, NY