DOT Art in partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District present “Drift,” a series of seven sculptures created by DUMBO-based artist Leonard Ursachi installed within the Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza on Adams Street between Front Street and Water Street in Brooklyn. In “Drift,” seven identical sculptures have been cast from a driftwood tree reclaimed from the East River. The platform the sculptures sit on is also a cast. The cast was created from original wood from an old pier on the River. The tree-trunk like sculptures, constructed out of concrete, fiber glass, foam, sleet and plywood, are displayed “root-side up,” intended to disorient viewer’s perceptions. Similar to Ursachi’s other artworks, “Drift” works with elements of memory, history and the environment through his use of material and site selection.
NYCDOT Art Program, Arterventions
“Drift” by Leonard Ursachi
Presented with the DUMBO Improvement District
Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza, Adams Street between Front Street and Water Street, Brooklyn