Wang Xu


    Rain Bird, 2017

    Polystyrene, scrap aluminum and cans, vinyl, rocks, shell, and water spout

    48 x 68 x 70 inches

    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.
    As part of his project, Wang created a companion film titled River Between Sun and Moon.

    Artist Profile

    Learn more about Wang Xu in his Artist Profile
    Images by Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan.

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