BIRDLINK On Manhattan’s Lower East Side
June 2019 at Sara D Roosevelt Park
At Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Manhattan’s Lower East Side : June – November 2019. This park in a busy, diverse neighborhood also hosts the Chinese Hua Mei Bird Garden for exotic caged songbirds. BIRDLINK attracts the wild birds that reside or migrate through the city with native plants at ground and middle canopy levels. It responds to community interests, highlights the shared the urban ecosystem and bridge cultural differences through the universal of birds.
BIRDLINK has proved its concept at public installations and is ready to expand. The goal of the BIRDLINK Network is to link green spaces across a region to create wildlife corridors. Multiple simultaneous installations, including smaller and larger scaled designs, fit various spaces, audiences, and budgets.
Rendering of plan for multiple installations at the State of Georgia Botanical Gardens
Integration of vertical & horizontal plantings
BIRDLINK is a vertical manifestation of a meadow. Streams of plants run from the boundaries of a meadow into the sculpture which appears to coalesce out of the ground plants; Like the meadow were feeding the growth of the sculpture.
Possible Public Installation Sites:
- Traffic Triangles
- Botanical Gardens
- Roadway Medians
BIRDLINK can impact a site's circulation as it encourages people to meander the landscape observing birds and insects. BIRDLINK's “windows” frame views, and act like follies which were built to delight the eye and spark conversation.