Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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.

Currently, the street artist Hot Tea has created a colorful Public Art project using the Manhattan Park pool.

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.”

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)
Click here for the full Brooklyn Street Art story on Manhattan Park Pool project by Hot Tea and more photos.

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.


YetAnotherRIer said...

There are so many other things that need to be improved and all MP management can think of is painting the ground. Typical.

KTG said...

I am told new umbrella and chairs are also in plan, so its a start. I agree there is more to do like bathrooms and outdoor showers (maybe they got fixed) but at least its a start.

As far as how expensive I understand its not free or cheap but what can you compare it to? There are only a few private options in Manhattan but they are a lot more expensive and require travel.