5. New Art Installations on The High Line
“Smart Tree” by Nari Ward
Smart Tree by artist Nari Ward is a recreation of a childhood memory in which the artist will cover a Smart car in tire treads, abandoned baby strollers, a scrolling script of “We the People,” dangling shoelaces, and an apple tree growing out of its roof. The installation was created from materials Ward collected from various neighborhoods including his hometown in Jamaica, neighborhoods in New Jersey, and Harlem where he has lived since 1983. He brings to the fore social topics ranging from healing and health care, to justice and immigrant identity struggles. Smart Tree will be on view on The High Line at West 23rd Street from April 29 to March, 2017.