Bertiller’s intention was to honor and celebrate the ritual that encompasses a picnic. Using the traditional red and white picnic tablecloth pattern, she covered a group of concrete picnic tables with red and white iridescent glass tiles, creating a conceptual, colorful, and engaging setting. The visitor had the opportunity to enjoy a different outdoor experience within an artistic environment. Because Randall’s Island is surrounded by the three boroughs of the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan, it serves as a common ground for all New Yorkers to gather and rejoice, and therefore, the idea of a beautified picnic space seemed fitting for the island.
and special thanks also to: Alsina Arquitectura, Broglia Builders Group, Bayala Arquitectura+Gestión, Sol Franco Martinez, Mariela Diaz, Lisa Quintela, Genna Terranova, Paula Larroque, Paulo Colino, Andrés Gribnicow y Erica Rubinstein.
Glamourous Picnic, 2012
Site-Specific Installation, Concrete and glass tile, Randall's Island Park
Laura Skeeters from Daltile recommended this outdoor, gorgeous and shinny glass tile.
Debbie Unger and all her team Matt Mullany, Jeff Antoniewicz, Jeff Cotto and Chi-Chi- Ortiz preparing the site for the installation of the tables.