This project came about as a result of selecting Governors Island as the place I would do my semester of intership. For the most part, I was given open access to the island in order to record it as an artist in residence (ala carte).
At the time, I truly didn't comprehend the honor bestowed upon me. The chief warrant officer who supervised my visits placed no restrictions on my movements from what I can recall. The people on the island, who were active duty Coast Guard, their spouses and children gave of themselves openly and endearingly.
More than 28 years later, I look at these images and see what I couldn't see then... Recording a piece of valuable history to remind others at a later date.
October 1987, Lunch Time, Cafeteria at PS 26, Governors Island