10. Double Sun by Mary Temple
McCarren Park Pool in North Brooklyn features a dramatic archway entrance, which serves as a canvas for artist Mary Temple’s highly realistic paintings. At a quick glance, the installation appears to be rays of actual light projecting shadows of nearby trees. However, the shapes are “painted translations” of Juneberry, Hawthorn and other local trees.
Commissioned by the Cultural Affairs’ Percent for Art Program and the Department of Parks & Recreation, Double Sun is a celebration of never-ending summer days, characterized by lush trees, bright light and “the warm feeling of sunshine on skin.” The title also refers to the dual passages of light that are reflected in the archway.