I found this last year by the NYU, finally getting around to posting about it… The Treemendous Project: Mending the city one tree at a time. It was placed on the stump that the Hurricane Sandy took down. I guess there are more throughout the city and 15 artists are participating. Oh, how interesting and great! Their website has more information and a map of where you can find one.
Dear Hurricane Sandy,
We understand you were mad, so you flooded our city and knocked down a lot of homes, taking a few trees along with you. Â Well, actually a lot of trees.
So, a bunch of us decided to fix that. Weâ€™ve installed artworks at those broken or barren sites in memory of the life that used to be.
As they say: â€œIf a tree fallsâ€¦â€
Weâ€™re saying that we heard it, and weâ€™re doing something about it.
I want to go find them all now.
Found lots of arts as you can imagine throughout DUMBO Arts Festival last weekend, I loved every second of it everyday!
I think this might be my favorite work — chalk board + chalk line drawing of DUMBO (I think). The old brick building as a background is just perfect.
We happened to walk by when artists were working on this work…
and it was done by the weekend:
That’s a lot of work! Well done :)
Saw lots of artists working on a piece on the street…
and there was lots of live music everywhere, too… (these guys were awesome!)
Strong message with strong visuals…
The flag and the Brooklyn Bridge:
More will follow! :)
It was short, but fun trip to San Francisco, the weather was beautiful, nothing has changed since we moved away, I knew exactly where I was, where to go, how to get places… it was weird that we don’t live there any more and made me realize how unique, special and beautiful the city is!
I will start my post with some of the art installations in San Francisco, I couldn’t go everywhere so this is just the ones I happened to pass by, but I hope you enjoy!
One of the “Hearts” in Union Square:
(They had a whole art installation project called “Hearts in San Francisco” back in 2004 — that was my favorite art installation projects! Kind of like Chicago’s “Cows on Parade” there were hundreds of “hearts” throughout the city then.)
Right by Civic Center:
There was this cool chalk / stencil art on the ground also by the Civic Center, they were amazing!
In Hayes Green:
This was new installation, I used to live right by this park, they always have different art installations.
Embarcadero Center — Villancourt Fountain:
(I always loved the fountain, so cool!)
Mark Jenkins is a very unique artist known for street installations with his tape sculpture (see his Storker Project for example) but I like these series that he did – they are so cute!!
Signs of Spring