Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL
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.
Learn more about Wang Xu in his Artist Profile