Uliks Gryka, the artist who has been constructing stone sculptures by the Hudson River for the past year, posted a sign next to the river this week after one of his creations was destroyed. Gryka compared the person who took the stones apart to the Taliban and Isis.
“My creations have been violated, not by a drunkard or a drug addict, but by someone who had the intention to do it,” he wrote. We’ve posted an image of the entire sign below. David Brotsky took the photos.
Gryka had previously said he would stop building the stones in August after the one-year anniversary of when he began. But he now says he’s more determined than ever to keep building. “I am the guardian of the garden,” he wrote.
The photos below show the site after the stones were taken down.
Gryka earlier this year: