BIRDLINK On Manhattan’s Lower East Side
June 2019 at Sara D Roosevelt Park
BIRDLINK Installation enlivens Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Manhattan’s Lower East Side : June – November 2019.
This park in a busy, economically and culturally diverse neighborhood also hosts the African M’Finda Kalunda Garden and 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 the empty lower 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 At Williamsburg's East River State Park
Summer 2018 - 2019
BIRDLINK has proved successful in its public installations and is seeking sponsors to expand to other public sites.
Our second BIRDLINK in New York City is now open at Williamsburg's East River State Park, with more on the way. The broad goal of the BIRDLINK Network is to link green spaces across a region to create wildlife corridors. Multiple simultaneous installations, including models at smaller and larger scales, fit various spaces, audiences, and budgets. Below you will find information about current projects and future projects planned throughout the country, and ways to get involved.
Rendering for 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
- Museum grounds
BIRDLINK can impact a site's Circulation as it encourages people to meander the landscape observing birds and insects. BIRDLINK's “windows” frame available views, and act like 18th century garden follies which were built to delight the eye and spark conversation.