Time-based installation with collaborator Kate Farquhar that explores and reflects on the aesthetic appeal of the urban, industrial ruin of the Philly elevated rail and it’s organic takeover.
Fellow artist and landscape designer Kate Farquhar and I co-opted a parking stall on 13th Avenue in Philadelphia for Park(ing) Day 2012. Our installation drew the infrastructural ruins of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad elevated rail out into the city street, emphasizing the important historical continuity, character and hybrid natures that evolve over time in the post-industrial urban city.
The decommissioned transit-way is being transformed into a pedestrian greenway that will hopefully maintain the specific grit that makes Philadelphia unique. Learn more about the project to convert the rail into greenway here: https://therailpark.org/
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