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I Used 120 Gallons Of Paint To Revive An Abandoned Pool On Roosevelt Island
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I Used 120 Gallons Of Paint To Revive An Abandoned Pool On Roosevelt Island

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This piece is inspired by my color field installations that take up both private and public spaces. I love introducing color to spaces that seem neglected or forgotten. When people experience my installations I hope that they will remember the experience far after the moment is gone. My goal is to evoke subconscious feelings one may have forgotten when viewing my work.

I titled this piece “ASYLUM” because creating it pushed my mental and physical endurance so far I wasn’t sure I could complete the task. Roosevelt Island was also home to the Metropolitan Asylum and a community Inspired by utopia. After the asylums were closed utopia was created to try to bring new residents to the island. The island is within view from Manhattan but not many people visit it. Conceptually in the past, it was a place where individuals who couldn’t function in “normal” society were placed.

This installation viewed with Manhattan in the background does not blend it. I used 120 gallons of paint for it. It is different from its surroundings and this idea intrigued me knowing Roosevelt Island’s past life. Does being different than others mean we should be isolated? Maybe… But then life would just be grey.

More info: vimeo.com | Flickr

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NeoBrittany
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You must of done this pretty recently, because I went on Google Maps and used that photo to find the location of the pool, and it was still in use in the photo!

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KennethBoysen
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a huge amount of work. Great job, well done, thanks for given colors, to a sometime grey World.

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LyoneFein
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So Beautiful! What a wonderful addition to the landscape. I wonder what your other projects have been--will be? Any others on this scale?

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NeoBrittany
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You must of done this pretty recently, because I went on Google Maps and used that photo to find the location of the pool, and it was still in use in the photo!

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KennethBoysen
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a huge amount of work. Great job, well done, thanks for given colors, to a sometime grey World.

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LyoneFein
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So Beautiful! What a wonderful addition to the landscape. I wonder what your other projects have been--will be? Any others on this scale?

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