IMAGINING THE NEIGHBORHOOD REACTION IF THIS WAS PIECE WAS BUILT.
I would like to believe that the Garment District would be grateful and supportive for this project. A lot of people don’t know how to voice out their problems and I think this is a nice and subtle but effective way of saying something that needs to be heard.
WHAT WERE YOUR BIGGEST DISCOVERIES THROUGH THIS PROJECT AND THIS SEMESTER?
My biggest discovery from this project was how many things you need to put into consideration when creating a public art piece. Things such as who’s going to fund the project and the reason this piece is being made need to be taken account for. Before this I never really knew how much dedication needed to be put into creating a public art piece. I thought the creator would just think of something, ask the city to build it, and it’s done. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
HOW DOES THIS PROJECT RELATE TO YOUR WORK IN STUDIO AND SEMINAR THIS SEMESTER AS WELL AS YOUR COURSEWORK IN OTHER CLASSES?
In Studio and Seminar we did a lot of projects on locations in New York City, this project is no different. I had to choose a neighborhood in which I would build this piece and bridge 3 prepared me for that.
ANY FINAL TAKE AWAY?
I really liked designing this project. I felt like I was actually creating a proposal that could be legit and have been created if I went through with it.