Artist Hot Tea Creates Swimming Asylum Public Art Project At Roosevelt Island's Manhattan Park Pool - See It From Above
On a typical summer day, the Roosevelt Island Manhattan Park outdoor pool looks like this.
On occasion, it is transformed to resemble a Miami Vice party.
Image From Mike Temple You Tube Video
Currently, the street artist Hot Tea has created a colorful Public Art project using the Manhattan Park pool.
Hot Tea Creates a Swimming “Asylum” on Roosevelt Island http://t.co/zYknPgMmVp photo ©Jaime Rojo #publicart pic.twitter.com/zvHOnJbPmG— Brooklyn Street Art (@BKStreetArt) May 19, 2015
According to Brooklyn Street Art, Hot Tea says of the Roosevelt Island Manhattan Park Pool project:
... “This piece is inspired by my color field installations that take up both private and public spaces. I love introducing color to spaces that seem neglected or forgotten.”Click here for the full Brooklyn Street Art story on Manhattan Park Pool project by Hot Tea and more photos.
Once the home of an asylum, the island is still a quasi secret getaway that just happens to lie in the plain view of Manhattan and Queens. Because of its location and its history, the artist says he has felt that the pool project has summoned both associations of a place to escape to and a place where mental states are out of balance....
Hot Tea (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Here's more on the street artist Hot Tea.
Meet Minneapolis Street Artist HoTTea from Threadless.com on Vimeo.
UPDATE 2;25 PM - More pictures courtesy of the Manhattan Park Facebook Page.
More pictures here.