Canopy

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. For the 2010 Dumbo Arts Festival, I created a functional sleeping bag and pillow sewn out of cloth leaves culled from botanical-print fabrics. These leaves vary in material, color, graphic style, and texture. From a distance, the sleeping bag appears to be a messy, beautiful pile of leaves.

I invited people to nap in the sleeping bag in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. In this way, participants activated the sculpture. They had the opportunity to rest, camouflaged, in the midst of the festival’s activity.

Special Thanks To: Dana Hemes, Callie Wile, and Ana Pereira

For
Dumbo Arts Festival
Date
2010
Type
Interactive Public Sculpture
Size
31 x 65 inches
Materials
Fabric, batting, zipper