I am a photographer, born in London, England but now working in (and out of) the lower Hudson Valley, New York which is 90 minutes north of Manhatten. I am insatiably curious — about our world, how it works (or...
The project documents a local community project in the Hudson Valley that turns old unwanted pianos destined for the dumpster into playable works of art. The completed pianos are placed in strategic locations around the village of Goshen where anyone is welcome to play them.
An initiative of the local mayor, the Keys of Goshen project engages local businesses, residents and the local art community, represented by the Goshen Arts League. Artists compete for the opportunity to paint one of the pianos and have to submit their ideas before a jury who select the winning applicants. Working to a strict deadline, the pianos are brought into playable condition, decorated, and then placed into their allocated positions around Goshen for the summer. In early fall, the pianos are auctioned and the proceeds used to fund the following years Keys project.