Tropical Fort Point • A temporary art installation in Boston’s Fort Point Channel • 2014
Climate change is among the most pressing issues we face, and was the inspiration for this piece, which imagined the impacts of sea level rise and the northern march of climate zones—a tongue-in-cheek preview of tropical flora moving into temperate New England and the cityscape awash in sea water. The installation was a big hit, garnering praise from Boston Magazine—"a local visionary"—and included in Food & Wine's list "7 Powerful Pieces of Public Art You Should See Right Now." The 4x4 grid of 10'-tall Majesty Palms was moored to allow the plants to rise and fall with Boston's 10' tides, and the spaces between were quickly adopted by the dragon boat crews training in Fort Point Channel as ad hoc racing lanes.
[First 2 photos by Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano. Last 4 photos by Penny Fekany.]