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Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest June 27, 2021

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
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 I am a big fan of public art. Public art is visually and physically accessible to the public; it is installed or staged in public space or the public realm, usually outside. Public art seeks to embody public or universal concepts rather than commercial, partisan or personal concepts or interests. It is not commercial and is usually temporary. Madison Square Park is my neighborhood park and has been exhibiting public art since 2004. I have adored most of the previous exhibits and was usually sad when they left but I knew another project would be coming our way and looked forward to that. Architect Maya Lins Ghost Forest is a grand success. She explains it much better than I can in this four minute video and shows us how she conceived and built this new work. It is on thru November 13. 2021 and I encourage a visit. You can also have a Shake Shack meal in the original Shake Shack in the park. Eataly is directly across the street and the new Harry Potter shop is one block away for you non-Muggles. Another public art project is happening the city in August. Yes, the Cow Parade is coming back to NYC from August 18 to September 30.


1. Irina - June 27, 2021

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. It looks very interesting for a nice day.


judylobo - June 27, 2021

hope you enjoy.


2. joel dowshen - June 27, 2021

At least this work of hers is not Shady. Love the “Lawn” she’s recently done on the Princeton campus in the theater complex.


judylobo - June 28, 2021

She is a genius


3. Mary Radice - June 27, 2021

Very good way to help awareness – thanks Judy!
And did you know the kind of tree that can actually fit into your hand? Yep – there is one – it’s the palm tree! 🙂


judylobo - June 28, 2021

another good one mary


4. harb43 - June 27, 2021

I love you, I love Maya Lin, I love the Madison Ave Park, I love trees and NYC and conservation ….. what is not to love? Thank you.


judylobo - June 28, 2021

Thanks helen


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