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Emily Harvey, Dermot Harvey, Julien Harvey
November 04, 2018, Sunday
In 1996 I completed a commission, "Four Houses" at Rockland Community College. Emily was on the committee for choosing the work and was teaching art history at that time at Rockland. She has lately been in communication with me about damage that the work has sustained. The damage seemed to be both plant incursion and weather related. A few years ago the college and arts counsel did some repairs on the sculptures, it seems that the repairs were not very good. Now the work needs to be better repaired or taken down. Neither the college nor the arts counsel has any funds for the repairs. I told Emily I would ask the foundation grants person at Vassar if he might have any leads for funding. Emily was up in Red Oaks Mill to buy a computer. She had also wanted to visit the Vassar Campus ( where she had gone to school.) She had not been to the campus for quite some time. I invited them to come visit while they were so close. So they did and amongst other things we discussed the possible future of "Four Houses".
L-R, Emily Harvey, Dermot Harvey, Julien Harvey