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PS 307, Corona, NY
2008

The vibrant life of the city is celebrated in this dynamic mixed-media installation that engages the architecture of the lobby at Pioneer Academy-PS 307. A 16 foot wide cantilevered red metal boat, a 3D Tim Burtonesque 21 foot tall pink building and 500,000 glass and ceramic tiles energize this theatrical 24 foot x 80 foot wall installation. Five architectural niches invite students and/or visitors to become part of the artwork.

 

The work was realized using state of the art robotic technology, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and a palette of 127 colors.  I collaborated with PKSB architects to integrate my design into the total environment.

Agency:  

Commissioned by the Sites for Students Program of the New York City Department of Education and the New York City School Construction Authority

Materials: 

500,000 glass and ceramic tiles

powder coated aluminum 1/8 gauge
 epoxy enamel paint, marble

 

Location:   

Pioneer Academy- PS 307

 40-20 100th Street
Corona, N.Y. 11368

 

Consultants: 

Pasanella, Klein, Stolzman, and Berg Architects

 Aaron Ray-Crichton, technical consultant

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