Sales Gallery 180 East 88th Street
Upper East Side / New York
Working with the team from the American Museum of Natural History, headed by Stephen Quinn, who wrote THE book on dioramas, we create a diorama featuring Central Park for the off-site sales gallery for Peter's building on the Upper East Side (180 East 88th Street). Needing a way to bring the views from the windows to life and create a celebratory mood that connects to the artisanal craft in the building, I suggest the beauty of dioramas. Peter loves this, so I ask Stephen if he is interested. Yes, he says, but only if they can do an exact replica of the park to stay faithful to the scientific origins of the diorama's use. And so an artform is reborn.