Today was my first meeting as a member of the New York City Department of Transportation Art Advisory Committee! The DOT Art Advisory Committee reviews public art proposals and is made up of members from various arts organizations from all five NYC boroughs. I am honored to be one of the artists selected!
DOT Art partners with community-based organizations and artists to present temporary public art in neighborhoods across the City. Artists help transform the city's streets from ordinary to extraordinary with unexpected interventions - colorful murals, dynamic light projections and thought-provoking sculptures. Public plazas, fences, barriers, bridges, step streets, and sidewalks serve as canvases for art.
My first experience with DOT Art was when they commissioned me to remake The Course of Emotions for Summer Streets in 2013. I had such a great experience working with the Urban Arts Program and their support staff that when they asked me to install the course again in 2014, I readily accepted.
It means a lot to me that such a prestigious organization trusts my judgement and expertise, and I have a feeling that I'm going to learn a lot from sitting on this side of the table!