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Pod on Lenox Ave is an 11 month installation in Harlem with the goal of promoting more public art in our community
Pod on Lenox Ave is an 11 month installation in Harlem with the goal of promoting more public art in our community
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Giant Pod on Lenox Avenue is a planned temporary installation by artist team Montserrat Daubon and Pedro Villalta on the median of Lenox Ave. aka Malcolm X Blvd. just north of 124th St. in Harlem, NYC.  We are artists living and working in the neighborhood who want to see more public art happening in our community. 

We made a proposal to a local neighborhood association (the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association)  who helped us approach the city for a permit.  Our project was approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) under whose jurisdiction the median lies. Pod will be installed in early June of this year for a duration of 11 months.  Once installed we will have an opening ceremony and invite everyone in the community.  Time and date TBA...

Pod will be a hollow steel sculpture measuring 10' tall by 3' at its widest point mounted on a tiered series of steel plates.  It is rough in texture and highlighted with dripped bronze.  It is a simple and elegant organic shape that is going to look sensational at this scale and in this material. We chose this sight because of its proximity to a major thoroughfare and its narrowness will frame the work beautifully. 

The DOT gave us $1,000 toward this project.  We need funding for the balance of this project.  Your support will help to defray the following costs:

Metal                                         $2,000

Engineer's Report                     $1,500

Insurance                                  $  800

Installation/De-installation         $3,000

We chose to do a Kickstarter campaign because we liked that people get something for their involvement.   Check out our rewards!  Thank you so much for your time and your support!

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    12" Plaster Maquette of Pod with Steel and Bronze patina mounted on base

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