Backyard Pool

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Backyard Pool
Photo Credit:
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

This sculpture commissioned and completed in 2014, is positioned specifically for The Lot LIC, a small parking lot-turned-public park on Crescent Street in Long Island City, NY. Created from a combination of cast concrete, ceramic tile, aluminum, fiberglass, grass seed and latex paint, this Backyard Pool offers a moment of intimacy and serenity within the bustling urbanity of Long Island City, Queens. Despite the pleasant recollections this kidney-shaped pool may evoke, it is a tragic flagship of non-functionality and dislocation, attempting to recreate comfort and familiarity in a rapidly changing and shifting environment. As a universal visualization of fading memories and forgotten landscapes, Backyard Pool belongs to no particular backyard; instead its undulating materiality and connection with viewers creates a new experience of place.

PROJECT LOCATION

Park
Public Space
The Lot LIC, formerly a parking lot, was transformed into a small public part in the heart of Long Island City near Court Square.
The Lot LIC
43-29 Crescent St
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Rockrose Development Corporation
Socrates Sculpture Park
PROJECT DETAILS

Temporary
10,000
under $50K
Private
Installation, Sculpture
Mixed Media
Dimensions: 44' x 26' 5" x 26'
2014
2015