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A bench for the night

"A Bench for the Night", L 90in x W 14in x H35in, wood and metal, 2015
A Bench for the Night was located at the NYC Parks Greenstreet on Jackson Avenue and 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. This second artwork with NYC Parks, is both a sculpture and functional bench. The wooden bench is shaped in the silhouette of a sleeping person, a reminder that a public bench is a potential bed for some New Yorkers. The dichotomous visual and emotional transformations that take place in an urban setting - how an object becomes a person, and how a person can become an invisible ignored object - are embodied by the bench, which offers a critical view of how those who live on the street can become dehumanized. To read press release, click here

A bench for the night

"A Bench for the Night", L 90in x W 14in x H35in, wood and metal, 2015

A bench for the night

"A Bench for the Night", L 90in x W 14in x H35in, wood and metal, 2015