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.
PACD is pleased to announce that Pittsburgh artist Carin Mincemoyer will be creating this public art project!
Carin 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. Mining the visual evidence of humans' efforts to contend with the seeming chaos of nature, she employs the engineered forms of scaffolding and bridges, the image of the underappreciated dandelion, a weather icon meant as shorthand for the complexity of a thunderstorm. These works offer opportunities for heightened perception of our daily predicament, our constant navigation between civilization and wildness. More information can be found on her website, www.carinmincemoyer.com.
Some images of the Carin's previous work can be found below. Look for community engagement opportunities for this project to be posted in the near future!