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"Altered Benches" (Vines & Faucet)

Laura Evans

Area IV/The Port, Sculpture

Cambridge, MA 02139

Location Description: Greene-Rose Heritage Park

Date: 2007

Materials: Bronze, custom steel park bench

The Greene-Rose Heritage Park on Harvard Street is a one-acre park in the Area Four neighborhood that incorporates existing community gardens and tennis courts in addition to a multi-use field, a playground with water sprinklers, new landscaping, and public art.  Three artists were commissioned by the Cambridge Arts Council’s Public Art Program to create art for this Park.  Laura Evans, Tory Fair, and Kenneth Speiser have created sculptural responses to a standard piece of urban furniture, bringing his or her artistic vocabulary and personal vision to an interpretation of the ubiquitous steel park bench and the site of public recreation and gathering.