2. Grimanesa Amoros: ‘HEDERA’ in Prospect Park

Photo courtesy of Grimanesa Amoros Studio

Grimanesa Amoros has installed a monumental light sculpture titled HEDERA, which is on view until August 11, 2018 in the Prospect Park Bandshell. Commissioned by BRIC as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, the sculpture is 40 feet tall and consists of steel, numerous lighting systems, and red and white tubing systems to illuminate and amplify its surroundings.

Viewers walk into the center of the installation, where they can look up to see their own reflection alongside domes that, combined with the human reflection in the center, signify a blooming flower. This visual phenomenon reflects the artist’s philosophy of using the art piece to forge a relationship between community and public space.