When I think of a bridge, I think of a reaching, a touching, a connection. So I decided to use a finger, the shape of a finger, for the bridge.A mini-documentary on artist Jody Pinto's inspiration, as well as footage of the installation of Fingerspan, can be found here: http://www.fpaa.org/child/Fingerspan-PeterRose.html.
-- Jody Pinto
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The shape of a finger
Fingerspan is secluded deep among the trees along the steep banks of the Wissahickon Gorge, just a short walk south from Livezey House, so that you tend to stumble upon it with surprise rather than seek it out as a destination. If you are in a hurry, you might think "What an odd little bridge," and keep on going. If you are in a more contemplative mood, you will stop in the middle of the span and admire the unique view of the Wissahickon through the punched-hole mesh. Then you might turn around and see the "knuckles" and the "nail" and realize that this is more than just a bridge.