The Figment festival is upon us once again. That wonderful time of year where dozens of New York artists come out and fill Governor’s Island with participatory art projects. 

In the years previous we had always built large shade complexes in the middle of the parade grounds to provide shade for the participants. But this year we decided to do something a little different. 

This year we decided to do a couple of smaller domes in the midst of the beautiful trees of the island. 

One thing we’ve been wanting to try for a while was “fractal domes,” where we place a dome within a dome. 

Figment was a great space to try this out for the first time. 

It couldn’t have looked better. We just loved the look of a tiny little Scout inside of the Lodge.

We left the side panels off so you could get a wonderful view of the little dome and the people that would be inside. 

The participatory installation was then set up inside the domes.

Final touches are done, like rocks that need to be sorted by colour for the use of the participants. 

The second dome is set up within view of the space.

The fibre and glass panels carefully hung. I couldn’t have been happier with the look of the sun shining through the glass.

All set up and ready to go for the participants of Figment! 

More images of Figment to come! 

 Article by  Jodi Sharp

Article by Jodi Sharp