Dialogue Awareness Activism
"BIRDLINK public art installation offers a provocative new interpretation of the native-plants-for-birds theme in sync with New York City Audubon’s mission to champion nature in the city's five boroughs." — Kathryn Heintz, Executive Director, NYC Audubon
“BIRDLINK is an innovative public art installation that delights the eye and invites better appreciation of birds in urban nature. It brings new excitement to our dynamic park and fits perfectly with NYS Parks’ mission to support environmental education in our glorious parks.” — Leslie Wright, NYC Regional Director, NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Location: East River State Park, Kent Avenue at North 7th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - More Info Accessible by NYC Ferry, L and G trains
About the Artist
Anina Gerchick is an outdoor installation artist, landscape architect, and painter. Her public art installations combine social engagement, ecological design, and visual art. Evolving from her studio and outdoor painting practice, landscape itself became subject and platform for art making that integrates urban and climate issues. Please visit www.aninagerchick.com to learn more.
Made Possible with Support from
The New York State Connect Kids to Parks initiative, a program of the Environmental Protection Fund; the New York City Audubon Society; the Greenbelt Native Plant Center: NYC Parks; Hunter Industries; and all the volunteers who helped build BIRDLINK.
BIRDLINK locations inNew York City
Governors Island at the New York City Audubon Society House- Summer 2018
East River State Park, Williamsburgh Brooklyn September 2018 to 2019
Sara D Roosevelt Park, Manhattan September 2019 to 2020
How It's Built
BIRDLINK is a rest stop for birds migrating through the city to summer/winter destinations. A freestanding green-wall of native plants, with windows framing a park on one side and a bustling urban intersection on the other, it sits on top of pavement, without support from neighboring walls. The spiraling grid of wire is filled with rubble and soil and native plants specific to both local and migratory birds. The Parks department states that plants are the greatest deterrent to defacement of public sculpture.
Image Credit: M. Salembier
BIRDLINK's Second Home
At East River State Park
BIRDLINK for Public and Residential Spaces
BIRDLINK, at 3 different scales, can be installed at public and private locations throughout the city and beyond.
Governors Island and East River State Park in Williamsburg Brooklyn 9 ft x 15 ft
Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Manhattan’s Lower East Side - 18 ft x 16 ft
Residential applications- 3 ft x 2 ft, 6 ft x any amount etc
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