Conceived as a Covid-19 safe exhibition space, David McIntyre’s Step Into Stillness has, as vaccinations rise and infections fall, evolved into a place of catharsis and reflection where visitors are experiencing an emotional release from the stress, anxiety frustration of the past year.

A few minutes walk from Hudson, NY. Greenport Conservation Area - a property run by the Columbia Land Conservancy - the installation is situated in the shade of a soaring oak tree overlooking the ancient Catskill Mountains.

“We were thrilled to work with David on this project,” says Doug Brown, CLC’s Public Lands Manager. “CLC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities to connect with the land, and enjoying thought-provoking art is a great way to spend time outside.”

McIntyre created the installation as a place where people can connect with nature. “People fight and make sacrifices for the things they love, so what I’m trying to do is create an environment where people can discover and fall in love with nature - it’s the only way we can reverse the great harm we have done.”

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