IS230 SCA Commission, A Reminder of Home

A Reminder of Home
Commission for NYC School Construction Authority, through the NYC Percent for Art Program
IS297 Annex, Jackson Heights, Queens, NY
Dimensions: 8′ high x 12′ wide x 0.5′ deep
Media: Sculpture is cast in aqua resin, and then painted and sealed.
Date: August 2014
Fabricator (mold-making, casting): Derek Haffar
Photography: Kevin Noble

Concept: A sculptural relief of the fruits and vegetables commonly found in the local Jackson Heights supermarkets. These stores play an important role for local immigrants by offering the native produce that connects them to their countries and cultures of origin–a cure for homesickness. The variety of textures, colors and forms of this produce lends itself to a dynamic sculptural tapestry.