Seen Around: Flowers on the fence
I took this photo, of thin metal flowers nailed to a corrugated metal fence, last summer on Front Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Despite some epic web-searching, I couldn’t find even the tiniest snippet of info about the artist responsible but I have decided that it must have been part of the New York Urban Art Project. I’ll update you if I ever hear back from the DOT—because yes, I did email them for an answer.
I like industrial galvanized steel (that’d be the fence), and the dull, flaky, crystallized look of its finish. Unfortunately I can’t say for certain what material the flowers were made from—steel, tin, aluminum?—or how they were cut—laser-cut, acid-etched, really good pair of shears?—but they’re awfully pretty.
Update, 3 March 2010: I did hear back from the New York City Department of Transportation, but alas, only to be informed that this artwork was installed before the launch of the NYCDOT Urban Arts program and that they couldn’t tell me the name of the artist responsible. If anyone knows further information, I’d be curious to hear about it.