#InTheLoop | New Art Installation in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Honors Life’s Decisions and Possibilities
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A commissioned art piece has just been unveiled near the newly renovated entrance at 111th Street (just south of the Queens Zoo). Created by Jeannine Han and Dan Riley, Another way it could go (above) is a tribute to life’s decisions and possibilities. Inspired by computer simulations and made of cement, ceramic, glass, marble, sand, seashells, steel, and tile, the piece pays homage to the artists’ perspective that daily reality is a glimpse of an epic landscape of decisions that define who humans are.
Han, who is currently in residence at Queens Museum, is a filmmaker and sculptor who often collaborates with sound artist Dan Riley to create immersive, multi-media installations that explore the relationships between pattern, performance, sound, technology, and tradition.
Another way it could go is the second of two works selected via the most recent Art in the Parks grant competition, which is spearheaded by the Alliance for FMCP and NYC Parks. The other piece, Laura Lappi’s 7 x 7 (Hope) (below), has been on display near the northern end of Meadow Lake since September.
Another way it could go and 7 x 7 (Hope) were selected through an open application process by arts professionals, community members, and representatives from NYC Parks and FCMP Alliance. Each winner received $5,000.
“Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the flagship park of Queens, and we are thrilled to be able to support outstanding artists from our local creative community with annual grants which lead to a wider audience for their work and enhance the beauty of our park for everyone,” stated FCMP Alliance Executive Director Janice Melnick.
Images: Courtesy of Jeannine Han and Dan Riley (top); Rick Eikmans (bottom)