Los Angeles, CA
7th & Mateo St
November 15, 2013
Butterflies over New York.
The Butterflies of Memory aims to become one of the largest public art projects in New York City.
A site-specific installation on little known Roosevelt Island in the East River, the artist’s giant butterfly sculptures are rigged to skinny metal poles, extending from the roof of the ruined smallpox hospital on the tip of the island.
Serving as physical manifestations of inspiration, these golden-winged creatures will be visible to millions of New Yorkers every day.
Congratulations to the team behind XXIST in Baltimore — their stereoscopic 3D mural now graces a once-empty wall on N. Charles St.
TRASH is a simple experiment: Replace thousands of black trash bags with artist-designed, biodegradable bags and set them loose in a metropolis.
An urban beautification project with a subtle environmental impact, TRASH is designed to encourage participation — whether its intentional, accidental or just a daily chore.
The first iteration of the project took place in 2008. Now the collaborative creators are turning to Kickstarter to generate support for a massive new installation in 2013.
Art invades Times Square
Times Square Art Square is an ambitious attempt to replace the advertising that covers the Crossroads of the World with new public art commissions.
Dutch-Brazilian artist Rafaël Rozendaal will create the first installation next year if the project’s Kickstarter drive is successfully funded. His work, “Into Time w/ Mirrors,” is pictured above.