9. Nacinimod Deodee, A Long Walk to Freedom and Reflection in Harlem
Image courtesy of Harlem Needle ArtsPhoto courtesy NYC Parks
In Charles Young Park in Harlem, a three-part public art exhibition entitled A Long Walk to Freedom and Reflection activates a small triangular park including yarn installations for the park’s lampposts and benches, along with a 100-foot long fence installation along Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.
According to NYC Parks, “The horizontal, abstract composition is bookended by the numbers 1619 which refers to the year when American slavery began, and an infinity symbol. The artist has also created colorful yarn installations for the park’s lampposts and benches to make the space more inviting. This installation is part of Harlem Needle Arts’ larger We the People | Disrupting Silence textile series and public art initiative honoring African Diasporic peoples past and present.”