I.S.230: garden in a school

Garden in a School, Impressions of Jackson Heights, 2000
Intermediate School 230, Queens, NY
Commissioned by the NYC Board of Education, the NYC School Construction Authority,
and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
Porcelain enamel, 14 artworks each 60”x 46”

In this windowless space, decorative medallions encircle the room bringing a feeling of the outdoors, inside. Each medallion depicts a garden in the neighborhood. By bringing the illusion of gardens into the architecture of the school, the cafeteria became thematically aligned with Jackson Heights’ historic plan as a garden community. Many of the gardens are familiar to the children who attend the school.

   

garden in a school detail

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