Public Art Opening: 'One Map of Many Moments' by artist Amanda Patenaude
Thursday, July 20, 2017
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
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In partnership with Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Fort Greene artist Amanda Patenaude turned park trash into community treasure. One Map of Many Moments, the newly-completed glass mosaic map of the park, celebrates volunteerism and stewardship, and highlights park users’ favorite places, activities, and elements of the park.
One Map of Many Moments is located just southwest of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument on a marble plinth that once held a plaque from King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
The piece will be on display from July 1, 2017 through May 2018.
For almost three years, NYC Parks and Fort Greene Park Conservancy worked together with the help of hundreds of volunteers to pick up glass shards found around the park. Originating from a time when the park fell into disrepair, the glass pieces, some dating as far back as the 1930s, emerge from the park's eroded slopes after heavy rains. Through community effort, an unsightly hazard was transformed into public art. As much a work of art as it is a work of volunteerism, the mosaic draws on the creativity and collaboration of neighbors and residents who submitted drawings for the individual fragments. According to Patenaude, "This work of art has been a catalyst to investigate issues of waste and reuse, new forms of community building and our evolving role as patrons of this beautiful park.”