Life in The Rockaways A representation of the energy and beauty of nature in a moment of joy. Reinforcing our need to be stronger in the environmental challenges we face today to conserve, preserve and respect nature.
Materials: Bases and posts: Reclaimed hardwood from the 1976 Rockaway boardwalk destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Bases structure: Upcycled wood from NYC park benches. Birds and fish: recycled steel. Waves and whale: Plywood. The waves supporting structure and their colorful “interiors” representing the beauty and life in the depths of the ocean are collaged with plywood and 2x4s left over from construction projects.
“LIFE IN THE ROCKAWAYS”
GIFT BEARING OCEAN
ENERGY AND BEAUTY OF NATURE
CONSERVE, PRESERVE, RESPECT
IN A MOMENT OF JOY
RESPECTING OUR CHILDREN’S HERITAGE
RECYCLING, UPCYCLING, REPURPOSING
CELEBRATION OF OURSELVES
OUR SPIRITS ON FLIGHT
SEEKING FREEDOM AND WISDOM
IN THE OCEAN BREEZE
by CARMEN FRANK and LAURA FRANK