Frank Tantillo of Marabac Road appeared in a PBS TV segment aired on WNET channel 13 on April 30th. Tantillo was also mentioned in an article in The New York Times and on the internet. Both the video segment and article showcased Tantillo’s work as a contractor/partner with internationally known artist Maya Lin, best known for creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Tantillo and his team, of Tantillo Landscape Supplies & Services, Inc. on Marabac Road, operated bulldozers, excavators and other heavy machinery to sculpt the landscape to meet the artist’s vision for her recent work called “Storm King Wavefield,” on permanent exhibition at the Storm King Art Center, in Mountainville, NY.
Mrs. Lin “relied heavily” on Tantillo because he was “sympathetic and really supportive” of her vision, according to the Times article. The outdoor sculpture features a series of seven consecutive and parallel rows of undulating terraced land and grasses with 10- to 14-foot swells – and is designed to resemble ocean waves. It encompasses 240,000 square feet on an 11-acre site.