From my vantage point at midsummer (say it isn't so!), things are abuzz here at Untermyer Gardens.
We hear that our gardens have the largest outdoor array of mosaics in the country. While exterior mosaics work quite well in places like Italy or Greece, they are problematic in our climate, with its freezing water. Quite simply, our mosaics have significant challenges. In an effort to avoid losing them altogether, we have engaged Haifa Bint-Kadi, an artist/mosaicist, to stabilize and clean them. She has focused on the Temple of the Sky, and the results are beautiful.
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy