PUBLIC ART PIANOS
SING FOR HOPE, "ISLAND ELEVATION/UNDULATION" 2023
Little Island, New York City (Summer 2023). Artist: Julia Cocuzza
About the design: This design reflects its surrounding environment: Little Island’s swirling warm and cool breeze, Hudson River’s undulating movement below, and New York City’s many stacked layers of elevation (both literally and figuratively). An abstract convergence of energy that suggests all the natural elements (air, water, earth, and fire) as it collides with urban urgency. The fragmented bits of sharp topographic lines and rippling swathes of color create a buzzing sense of perpetual movement, while simultaneously feeling calm and organic. Organized, peaceful, and hectic all at once, the design fits the overall mood of both Little Island as well as the creative process of making music.
HUDSON SQUARE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, "VARICK STREET VIBRATIONS" 2022
Freeman Plaza East, Hudson Square, New York City (available May thru Nov). Lead Artist: Julia Cocuzza.
About the design: Inspired by the Hudson Square neighborhood and Freeman Plaza East (including its Noguchi sculpture!).
SING FOR HOPE PIANOS, "RED THOUGHT CLUSTER" 2019
Hillel Plaza, Flatbush, Brooklyn (June 2019). Lead Artist: Julia Cocuzza. #singforhope
About the design: Inspired by the hot beautify cluster that is city living! This piano was installed at Hillel Plaza in Brooklyn for three weeks during the Summer of 2019. Piano is currently being used by Sing For Hope for promotional purposes and will donated to a school in 2021.
SING FOR HOPE PIANOS, "HEAT FROM THE PALMS OF MY HANDS (HOT HANDS)" 2018
TriBeCa Park, NYC (June 2018, donated to P.S. 147, Brooklyn). Lead Artist: Julia Cocuzza. #singforhope
About the design: Directly inspired by the lines and natural creases in the palms of our hands. This piano was installed in Manhattan’s TriBeCa Park for three weeks during the Summer 2018, where it was in constant use by the public. In November the piano was donated to P.S. 147 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.