Artist Profile: Amy Ritter

Learn more about artist Amy Ritter’s piece Single Wide for The Socrates Annual exhibition.

On November 10, 2017, Amy took over the Park’s Instagram account to give further insights into her work.

“Welcome to Socrates, a quaint all-ages community built on a former landfill in a beautiful riverside setting. Our friendly neighborhood has a close family of residents who enjoy our great amenities and activities. Join us at Socrates, a comfortable, affordable place to call home. Long Island City is westernmost residential and commercial neighborhood of New York City borough of Queens that boasts a thriving cultural scene, outdoor recreation, convenient shopping and excellent schools. Long Island City also offers easy access to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island. Visit us and discover the fantastic town of Long Island City today!” – ‘Single Wide’ Flyer. . These images show the progression of my installation ‘Single Wide.’ It took 5.5 tons of gravel to fill the lot. My family from PA came to assist, bringing plants from my mother’s garden and basset hound decorations. The basset hound’s name is Waffles.

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I have been adding seasonal decorations to my piece, including cobwebs, spiders, and lights for Halloween! At Socrates’ Halloween Harvest Festival on October 28th I invited Park-goers to come trick-or-treating and handed out candy on the doorstep of ‘Single Wide.’ Follow me on Instagram @aritterface for updates and additional programming details.

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