‘Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan — that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds’. Le Corbusier

In the manmade canyons of New York, the eye is repeatedly drawn up and down — skywards along an iconic façade, down into the graffitied space between two structures, streetwards into the gap between a hoarding and an elevation and, more eccentrically, down onto an artwork located at the bottom of a stairwell. This habit of the vertical is dramatically turned on its head as one drives out of the city and on to the unimpeded sea horizons of Long Island.


John Pawson