13. Purple Slice at McCaffrey Playground

purple slice at McCaffrey playground
Purple Slice. Photo by Ross Dahmen.

At McCaffrey Playground in Hell’s Kitchen, visual artist and designer Andrea Bergart‘s basketball court design, entitled Purple Slice, draws from her experiences as a lifelong athlete. Bergart’s involvement with fashion and Downtown Girls Basketball inspired her to craft pieces that highlighted female and male professional basketball players and culture. 

In addition, through her work, Bergart references diverse visual traditions, including woven textiles, urban fashion, and geometric abstraction. Purple Slices seeks to demonstrate the relationship between body and movement through space and the female form in an abstract and unexpected manner.