Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL, 2017
Rain Bird, 2017
Polystyrene, scrap aluminum and cans,
vinyl, rocks, shell, and water spout
This portrait of the Park’s resident horticulturist,
Yousif Dawud, evolved from the artist shadowing
Socrates’ grounds crew during the artist’s summer
residency. Composed of materials found on site,
polystyrene washed up from the East River, and an
aluminum mask cast from scrap metal, Rain Bird
reflects Socrates’ homegrown spirit, restorative
origins, and dynamic evolving character.
48 x 68 x 70 inches
Image: Wang Xu, Still for Rain Bird, 2017.
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Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset. ↑