The Department of City Planning's Public Art & Civic Design Division is excited to be collaborating with the Department of Public Works on another Percent For Art project!
The renovations to South Side Park will be done in phases beginning in 2021. They will include improvements to accessibility, parking, signage, and storm water management, as well as a number of new recreational amenities and public art.
Pittsburgh artist Carin Mincemoyer will be creating this public art project.
Mincemoyer's work ponders the ways in which humans try to embrace, struggle to control, yearn for, reject, and alter the natural environment. Her creative practice encompasses sculpture, installation, public art and design in diverse materials including wood, metal, discarded packaging, and live plants. More information and images of her previous work can be found on her website, www.carinmincemoyer.com.
The artwork will be created for a location within the Phase 1 renovation, on the northwest side of the park. During the public engagement and design development phase, the artist is meeting with community groups in neighborhoods bordering the park, collecting input from residents, researching the historical, current, and projected future use of the park, and exploring the park in its current state. Particular areas under consideration as a potential location for public art include the entrances, walking surfaces, and stormwater stream bed.
Once developed, conceptual designs will be presented to the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association, Friends of South Side Park, and other community organizations. Final designs will receive review and approval by the Art Commission before being implemented.
The images above show a few of the different potential sites within the park. As part of the design development process, the artist welcomes your input on the following questions about your experiences with South Side Park. Please use the form below to share your thoughts!