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Queens Botanical Garden, Flushing, Queens NYC
Jul 2022 - Present
Title: Botanical Boombox
Medium: Mixed Media (Stainless Steel, Winterstone, Resin, Botanicals, Audio & Solar Power System)
Dimensions: 8’H x 38”W x 22”L
Description: Botanical Boombox is a Sustainable Mini Greenhouse Boombox sculpture that houses a miniature public housing ecosystem amplifying dreams and stories of personal growth and struggle. Inside this Boombox greenhouse is an arrangement of diverse plants that symbolize the voice of voiceless, individual lived experience by local Hip Hop Artist, sprouting through the redlined concrete of Queensbridge Houses as a metaphoric photosynthesis.
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The Technical Drawing contains overall design, accurate measurements and structural design.
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BOTANICAL BOOMBOX PRESS:
Queens Botanical Garden
The site location for BOTANICAL BOOMBOX is Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing, Queens, New York.
AnkhLave Artist Alliance
The 2022 AnkhLave Garden Project Fellows consist of 5 BIPOC artists who will create site-specific art installations throughout the grounds of Queens Botanical Garden (QBG). By presenting artists and art-making in a nontraditional setting like the Garden, AnkhLave aims to promote BIPOC artists who represent and reflect the Garden’s diverse audience.
This Hip Hop Monument is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
LEON SPEAKERS @leonspeakers
Audio Speakers was generously donated the amazing team at LeonSpeakers / Sound + Style for Any Space. Leon Speakers mixes art with audio, design with technology, and business with bohemia.
Custom Concepts @customconcepts
The Solar panel type designs were crafted by Custom Concepts in Montclair, NJ, blending the perfect form and function with design and communication.