Bryce Peterson & Norte Maar

The Hanging Gardens of Brooklyn
Artistic Discipline: Multidisciplinary
Category: Local Arts Support
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Highland Park

The Hanging Gardens of Brooklyn is an experimental living artwork that serves as an interspecies common within NYC’s public space. The public art installation located in Highland Park, Brooklyn consists of a massive sculptural pavilion supporting a diverse canopied garden of over 100 plants. The installation integrates its own solar energy station which powers an automated drip irrigation system, along with an environmentally responsive light and soundscape which responds to sensors collecting weather data onsite. The artwork serves as an ecologically centered community space to facilitate public gatherings focused on wellness, education, and performing arts, already hosting numerous public events in the fall of 2021, and with a full calendar in planning for Spring and Summer of 2022. This work was realized with the support of the Brooklyn Arts Council, the City Artist Corps, and NYC Art in the Parks.

Photo by Arthur Hunking