14. 2Bn2C Garden

2bn2c garden

When walking down Avenue B by 2nd Street in Alphabet City, you may notice a garden with a rather unusual sculpture collection. This garden, entitled 2Bn2C, is the work of Ken Cro-Ken, a self defined eco-artist who aims to harness the power of nature in his art. As Cro-Ken tells us, he is “riding nature’s coattails” using paint “to show how nature works.”

Outside of 2Bn2C, Cro-Ken is a painter whose work has been honored by Hayden Planetarium, but he applies these same ideas to his sculpture gardenm which is more of a casual space for him to play around with different mediums. Cro-Ken calls it “reactive improvisation” in response to the balance of art history and nature.