LongHouse Reserve

I do not want the beautiful weather to end!  While I do love the fall here in the Northeast, let's linger just a little longer in the verdant green gardens among the art and architecture of LongHouse Reserve.  Under the artistic eye of Interior Designer Jack Leonor Larsen, LongHouse Reserve is a beautiful integration of nature and art.

As you enter, Yoko Ono asks you to be part of her Peace project.  Tie your wish on the wish tree and it will make its way to Reykjavik, Iceland and be placed under the Imagine Peace Tower.  You can join in on the website as well.

The gardens serve as a living case study of the interaction between plants and people in a variety of spaces and seasons.  Mr. Larson believes people have a unique experience when interacting with the art.  The art focuses on expanding one's imagination.  Mr. Larsen's hope for LongHouse Reserve is that it be public, reflect world cultures and speak to the message of inventiveness and non conformity. Along with 60 permanent sculptures, there are visiting artists who loan their works for display.

Jack Leonor Larsen, a well known textile designer, author and advocate of traditional and contemporary craft, who's life is a rich tapestry of experiences, began as a weaver.  He celebrates 90 years young later this month.

The home sits to the right of the gardens and pond.  LongHouse Reserve encompasses 16 acres in the  Northeast Woods of East Hampton, NY.  The home was inspired by the grand Japanese shrine at Ise

The Gateway Bell by Toshiko Takaezu

Three Indeterminant Lines by Bernar Venet

Fly's Eye Dome by Buckminster Fuller

6 Lines in a T II by George  Rickey in Peter's Pond

Cobalt Spears by Dale Chihuly

Almost like the Blues by Marylyn Dintenfass

Sanctuary Entwined byToni Ross

Dream of Africa, Shin Sang-Ho

A forced perspective

Mao jacket by Sui Jianguo


Heroic Man by Gaston Lahaise

Legs by Larry Rivers

Reclining Figures by Willem de Kooning

"What it does have is individuality and a finely wrought sense of style.  It offers the element of surprise.  I love visiting this place because I never know what I am going to find."  Benjamin Genocchio, arts and entertainment critic for the NY Times.

ph: Tom Koche

Thank you Jack for creating something so beautiful that I'm sure will be a  lasting legacy.

It's worth putting on your "to do" list.  

 If you are so inclined Pointed Leaf Press published a book on LongHouse Reserve

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