"African Garden"

PS 12, East New York Brooklyn, NY

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African Garden” built in 1993, in a schoolyard between two playgrounds, is 66 feet long by 42 feet wide. It represents an intervention into the architectural plan in order to develop a line of fourteen seats based on African carved wood stool and bench forms. They introduce a new reference into park and garden furniture. Made of cast iron, fabricated steel and wood they are arranged within the indentations in the angular edge the artist has created for them.  
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PS 12, East New York Brooklyn, NY  1992

66' x 44' 

Architects: Stubbins Associates

Fabricator: Johnson Atelier, Creative Woodcraft

A Project of the New York City Board of Education, NYC School Construction Authority and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs