40. La Flor De Mi Madre by Naomi Lawrence and EAT ME! by Capucine Bourcart

Photograph Courtesy of NYC Parks

Two new installations are coming to the fence at Euguene McCabe Field in Harlem. One of those new installations if La Flor De Mi Madre created by artist Naomi Lawrence. This site-specific piece, which stretches 12-feet by 24-feet, is made up of a variety of vibrantly colored crocheted flowers that represent the different cultures that make up the surround community. There are Frangipani that represent the Ivory Coast, a Christmas Orchid for Columbia, Bayahibes for the Dominican Republic a giant Dalia for Mexico a Hibiscus for Ghana and more. The installation is being sewn together with help from community members. The flowers will adorn the fence from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020, at Eugene McCabe Field, 1718 Park Avenue at 121st Street in East Harlem.

Photograph Courtesy of Capucine Bourcart

The second installation going up on the fence is EAT ME! by Capucine Bourcart. Each letter of the mosaic piece is made up of close-up images of different types of food, from beans and strawberries to meat and fish. EAT ME!
will be on view along Park Avenue between 120th/121st Street. Both Lawrence’s and Bourcart’s installations will be welcomed with an opening reception on Tuesday, July 9th at 6:00pm on Park Avenue between 120th/121st Street in Harlem.