May 29, 2009
On May 27, Sarah Wayland-Smith '92 and collaborator Julie Farris unveiled A Clearing in the Streets
, an outdoor installation in Lower Manhattan that highlights the contrast between the grayscale iron and concrete of New York City and the rich green of natural ecology. Clearing
is a decahedral plywood chamber that protects a small meadow. Each plywood plank is set eight inches apart from its neighbor in order to permit limited visual access to the landscape within. During the next four months, the insular meadow will germinate and blossom, inviting repeat viewings. The project is sponsored by the Public Art Fund
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