Culture on the Cheap
Greenpoint Photos du Jour: And Then There Were Two!
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
Today since it was a downright balmy 33 degrees I decided to swing by our new waterfront park and see how things were shaking— above all the tar bucket/art installation which was brought to my attention yesterday. Follows are a few highlights from my trip with commentary. Enjoy!
While the rubbish has been bagged as of at least December 24th (which is when I walked by) it has yet to be picked up.
There’s even more rubbish at the end of the street.
Among the assorted detritus greeting our open space lovers is a barbecue grill.
As for the tar bucket, it is much more impressive when viewed against the Manhattan skyline. But the greatest treasure was to be found was a mere 10 -12 feet away…
another— truly magnificent— tar bucket!
I was particularly taken by the value-added book of matches. This got me to thinking about what my informant said:
Art or vandalism – you decide! I’m leaning to the art side of the fence.
Remembering what my professors taught me about appropriation in art school, I decided to tip the balance in favor of (conceptual) art.
Behold Tar Bucket #1…
and the even more majestic Tar Bucket #2. Both of these pieces I dedicate to our “parks/open space advocates”. Without their hard work on our behalf, we would not be able to enjoy such niceties in the first place!
P.S.: Oh yeah, there are still no benches on India Street Pier.