FLOW.15 Artists

The Projects

All Consuming

Nicholas Fraser’s All Consuming is a variation of a city distance sign, with two critical deviations: the cities named are extinct and the texts are edible cakes of birdseed.

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Located at the touchdown of the 103rd Street pedestrian bridge from Manhattan, Sharon Ma’s hello welcomes and celebrates the neighbors of Randall’s Island Park by highlighting the enthusiasm and warmth generated by this simple word.

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Who Owns the Sky?

Installed along Randall’s Island Park’s southeastern shoreline, Rob Swainston’s Who Owns the Sky? takes the form of a large-scale semi-transparent billboard, hand-printed with images of clouds inspired by historic woodcuts and engravings of sky motifs.

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El Barrio Comes in All Colors, Shapes and Sizes

Rica Takashima’s El Barrio Comes in All Colors, Shapes and Sizes blends her Manga aesthetic with Puerto Rican colors and motifs inspired by the artist’s exploration of East Harlem’s El Barrio, just across the 103rd Street pedestrian bridge from Randall’s Island Park.

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Etherwave Architecture #1

David Wilson’s Etherwave Architecture #1 is inspired by the social, political and spatial transformation of Randall’s Island Park from “dumping ground” for institutional uses into a lush park where citizens choose to spend leisure time.

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The Blog

About FLOW.15 Tour

There were 5 FLOW.15 tours. There will be one more left.
My child is an 8th grader and taking exams for HS admission. As I am an immigrant parent, I have to run here and there to get unfamiliar information and many of session are held at evening times. I was not able to make all FLOW.15 tour as well as being held at evening time. However, I really enjoyed attending to tours and explaining people about the sculptures.

 “ Why do people see paintings by dead painters, to learn an art history? I want to see artworks by living artists to see our future!”
The words were by my child in first grade, when we visit to classic and academic art exhibition.
I started to think more seriously than before about what I can do as a living artist. I love alternative and social practice arts that reflect our real society nowadays. To me, a living artist, The FLOW.15 tour was event with a lot of meanings and values; artist talks about the artworks of own.
 I have had many encounters, incidents, and experiences. I can’t write all these down, as my English is still not enough to describe them and some of them are private, but I want to share at least some things that I found important here.
I heard many private impressions from people I never met yet via FB and Twitter, thanks to the SNS era. Beside these great feedbacks, it is a really precious time I meet real people at the tour. It teaches me a lot. (Click here to read more)

Memory of the Days at A's Wood Workshop

Praying Safe

hello: Leaf Peeping

Renovations are complete. Time to leaf peep!

Succulents are gone and leaves are falling!

Thanks for stopping by with lunch and leaves! Both well needed.

Somehow fallen leaves attached themselves onto my sculpture. Must be MAgic!

Restoration is a dirty process, which has given me glue-y, white hair and dirt on my face.

Check out the progress I've made!

Someone asked me if this is a memorial. In a sense, it is; to ourselves and to our neighbors.

All different, yet all the same. Everyone is unique.

Finally finished. Hello and good night.

Behind the Story of El Barrio Sculpture…

Sorry for late post, but I would love to share some of my Manga stories.
Please enjoy them!
Do you want to hear more stories?
Come and join the next FLOW tour!
I will be there on September 23th!
See you there!

To be continued...

The Artists

Nicholas FraserNicholas Fraser

Nicholas Fraser's projects combine and recast texts and phrases from sources elevated and mundane.

Sharon MaSharon Ma

Sharon Ma creates works of art that combine elements of photography, archaeology, and sculpture to show how people curate their lives and experiences.

Rob SwainstonRob Swainston

In the series “Who Owns the Sky?” Rob Swainston reminds us that humans are not just consumers of icons but observers and producers of images.

Rica TakashimaRica Takashima

Rica Takashima's questions towards traditional Japanese patriarchal family values and discrimination against LGBT people motivated her to start conceptual participatory public art and large scale street installations.

David J. WilsonDavid J. Wilson

David J Wilson’s work investigates fragmented narratives and temporal spaces through sculpture, sound and performative objects.