Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative: City Garden

Hamilton Hall Broad Street Platforms

Through the marriage of knitting and nature, we have arrived at a City Garden. This group collaboration, part of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative (HHPAI), explores the boundaries of nature by creating a human-made support system utilizing machine-knitted cloth. The art work, installed in a public setting, reflects nature's cycles: the cotton cloth will change color and deteriorate as the sun, wind and rain break down the individual cotton fibers and the plants grown and provide food.

Many Philadelphia residents will walk by the City Garden on a daily basis, each day seeing the plants grow and the knitted fabric change. We hope this daily experience will increase their awareness of the environment.

Participating artists:
Sophie Bedell
Ana Castro
TJ Crymes
Amanda Giordano
Quiang Gong
Zoey Hudson
Wonju Kim
Caitlin McCarthy
Una O'Neill
John Ruggi

This project is part of the Selected Topics: Machine Knitting course in the Crafts department taught by Master Lecturer Andrew Dahlgren MID '07 (Industrial Design) and Associate Professor and Fibers Head Mi-Kyoung Lee. Special thanks to HHPAI curator and UArts Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn, Kelly Dzioba and Amanda Santini.

Vegetable pick up: June 21, 8 - 9 a.m.

Hamilton Hall Broad Street Platforms
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

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