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"Roots and Seasons"

cut metal, 2021

West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing

145 West 108th St, New York, NY



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"Roots and Seasons” is about the way both human beings and trees adapt to the change of seasons. What doesn’t change is change itself. We are always trying to strike a balance between strength and flexibility like trees that sink their roots into the earth so they can bend in the wind without breaking. The artwork takes upon the strength and flexibility of the oak tree and as a metaphor for this construction for The West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH).

"Long revered as symbol of strength, the Oak is the king of the forest canopy and probably the most vital of all tree species for wildlife – especially wild birds. ...Oak trees host more than 530 species of caterpillars, more than any other tree!" read more

Each area features the oaktree through the seasons: in spring (entrance), summer (windowguards), autumn (gate) and winter (north fence).

 

West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing's Development Partners:

Architect: Dattner Architects
General Contractor: Procida-Butz
Major Funders: NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, NYC Housing Development Corporation, NYS Homeless Housing Assistance Corporation, Chase Bank and National Equity Fund

 


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