Joyce Hwang: Bower
Here’s a quick look at the most recent work from our friend and contributor Joyce Hwang.
From her website:
Bower is a series of architectural fragments that frame the landscape of ArtPark and host bird nesting boxes for various species. The project also features custom-designed glass ‘windows’ composed of drawings and anti bird-strike patterning.
Bower is created in partnership with Ellen Driscoll, and in collaboration with Matthew Hume. Many, many thanks to Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory and ArtPark for commissioning the work. Big thanks also to Olivia Georgia (CaLL) for administering the project, to Sonia Kozlova Clark and Tanis Winslow (ArtPark) for facilitating the installation process at ArtPark, and to the UB School of Architecture and Planning for providing space and tools for construction.
The project would not be possible without an incredible team: Contractor and construction supervisor is Matthew Hume/Hume Projects; Fabrication and installation assistants are John Costello, Olivia Arcara, John Wightman, and Casey Hume; Biology/ecology consultants are Katharina Dittmar, Ph.Dand Heather Williams; Structural consultant is Mark Bajorek, P.E.; Glass fabrication is by Moon Shadow Glass Inc.
Image credits Joyce Hwang, Sergio Lopez-Pineiro
We’re thrilled that Joyce is continuing to develop such excellent work and even more excited that she continues to share it with us!
More on Joyce, her work and specifically Bower can be found on her website at:
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