for me is like ornithology must be for the birds" - Barnet Newman
On Saturday 16 February 2002 I climbed a tree in Central Park and tied
a book to its branches. The book is wrapped in several ziplock bags to
protect it from the weather. It is a free book which belongs to whoever
finds it. Please exchange the book you find in the branches of this tree
for a book of your choice and record your submission in the notebook provided
as a bibliographical reference. This free urban library operates on a
policy of exchange and the notebook records a trace of exchanges made
in my absence.
The project will end when I return to New York City and remove the remaining
book and notebook.
I may return in six months, in several years or not at all.
Simon Morris 16.02.2002
by Cheryl Donegan.
HOW TO LOCATE
Go to the SE corner of Central Park in New York City. There you will find
a gold statue for General William Tecumseh Sherman, b. February 8 1820,
14 1891. Go straight past the statue and into the park. Go straight past
the zoo. Go through the gates, marked DELACORTE CLOCK which is decorated
with several animals such as a hippo, a bear, a penguin, a kangaroo and
an elephant. Go under the bridge and past the Tisch little zoo. Go under
a second bridge. You will come immediately to a fork in the path. Take
the left hand fork and then you will come across a second fork in the
path. Take the right hand fork. You will come to a junction which is marked
by a dog sculpture, labeled BALTO. Go left at this junction by the dog
and straight under the bridge, labeled the WILLOWDELL ARCH. As you come
out the other side of the bridge you will come across another fork in
the path. Take the right hand fork. You will then come across another
fork in the path. Take the right hand fork and then go straight ahead
past two park benches. Immediately after the second park bench, turn right
onto the park, leaving the path. Take 20 paces and you will have reached
a big gnarly tree with a large split low down. You will find a book tied
to this tree.
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