Bryce Peterson

Hanging Gardens of Brooklyn
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2021
Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant

The Hanging Gardens of Brooklyn is a public art installation and community gathering space, designed as a synthesis of an interactive sculptural pavilion and a hanging botanical garden.

This unique artwork presents a visionary new concept for how ecology can enhance art, and its exhibition within Brooklyn provides a living example of how self-supporting natural systems can be further integrated into our local urban environment. Through the dual lenses of art and ecology it addresses the growing environmental consciousness of our era, and takes us a step forward towards a more biodiverse human ecosystem.