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Butterfly Garden, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Scuri, Vicki 1953-
Medium:
Steel, perforated steel, Lexan and plant material
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs 2 Columbus Circle New York New York 10019
Located Public School 34 Grote & Prospect Streets Bronx New York
Notes:
City of New York, Department of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art Program, 1997.
Summary:
A butterfly gazebo, fabricated out of steel, perforated steel and Lexan, creates a focal point for a garden at the school's playground. The perforated screens create moire patterns and optical blends of colors, transitioning between yellow and blue, and blue and magenta. This gazebo leads to a procession of raised cedar planters. These planters are designed with perimeter plots for annual plantings, and central-raised plots for permanent plantings. Between planters are butterfly trellises, providing shade and shelter. These trellises, fabricated in steel, are winged, as if the butterflies are about to take flight. This garden, a symbol of transformation, is planted with over 3,000 bulbs and plants which attract butterflies.
Topic:
Architecture--Other--Gazebo
Animal--Insect--Butterfly
Abstract
Control number:
IAS 67360013
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_350255

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