Manhattan’s own San Gabriel Mountains


If you’re visiting Manhattan before Oct. 24, you can camp out among the majestic San Gabriels.

Geographically confusing, but true.

Environmental artist Fritz Haeg has created “Dome Colony X in the San Gabriels,” an 8,000-square-foot installation at X Initiative art space in Chelsea.

The project invites visitors to populate a “mountain colony” of dome tents arranged around a circular stage. A silhouette of the San Gabriel Mountains covers the surrounding walls.

Last year, Haeg designed a local “Edible Estates” installation at Descanso Gardens. That project was based on his book “Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn,” which challenges landowners to replace traditional grass yards with sustainable gardens.

Above, “Dome Colony X in the San Gabriels,” installation view at X Initiative, New York. Below, the image and silhouette of the San Gabriels. (Photos courtesy of Fritz Haeg and X Initiative)


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