Prospect Park 150: The Connective Project On View July 7-17
July 06, 2017
Prospect Park Alliance, AREA4 and Architect Suchi Reddy Present 150th Anniversary Public Art Installation Bringing Together Diverse Communities that Love Prospect Park
On view July 7-17 2017, The Connective Project transforms Prospect Park's Rose Garden—a little-known landscape in the Park's northeast corner—into an immersive, engaging and ever-growing display. The installation features artwork, photographs, verse and prose submitted by emerging artists, notable Brooklynites and the diverse communities that consider the Park "Brooklyn's Backyard." During the installation, the public will be invited to take part in making additional pinwheels to add to the display during select hours.
Background on the Connective Project
The Connective Project is composed of more than 7,000 individually designed pinwheels, printed with work submitted by the public. The installation creates an evolving, undulating wave of color and beauty that blankets the two-and-half acre plot, which is the focus of future restoration by the Alliance. Reddy chose pinwheels because they are universally loved objects of childhood memories, much like public parks, and evoke nature in their movement attuned to wind and natural forces.