14. “Picnic” by Tamara Johnson in Maria Hernandez Park
Photo by Tamara Johnson courtesy of NYC Parks
Located in Bushwick’s Maria Hernandez Park, Tamara Johnson‘s Picnic not only depicts a familiar scene, but also evokes common feelings. With the Bushwick community in mind, Johnson aims to capture the experience of having a picnic with friends and family within a public space.
Sponsored by the NYC Parks and Recreation Department, Johnson paid homage to public space by using hand-cast concrete to form typical picnic objects. Johnson describes her work as “turning a temporary happening into a static monument for participation and contemplation.”