For Uhuru’s Tribeca showroom, May 2015
In 1994, The Waterfront Museum docked for the first time at its Red Hook, Brooklyn homeport. Housed in a century-old wooden barge built in the Hudson Valley, the space features events, performances, and rotating exhibitions, along with artifacts of Brooklyn’s maritime heritage. The Waterfront Museum, which periodically tours other ports of call, serves as an advocacy platform for public waterfront access. David Sharp, the museum’s president, both donated the The Weather Rope and physically helped bring it out of retirement and into the showroom.
The piece infuses an otherwise static, indoor setting with a free-wheeling seafaring ambiance. Naturally weathered and arranged in a Flemish coil, the wall-to-floor-mounted rope is rich with both historical and physical dimensionality.
20% of the proceeds from the sale of each Weather Rope benefit The Waterfront Museum.