It's that time of year again! On September 18, 2015, PARK(ing) day returns to Downtown New Orleans. The event is actually part of a much bigger event that began as a movement in San Francisco.
Last year, architect Ginette Bone and I collaborated to create a space, which literally took up a street parking space for the time the meter was paid. Her concept was to bring an element of the surrounding landscape into the city, so we created a park using my playful swamp sculptures on a reflective surface to create the feeling of water and mirrors, topped with some funky hand-cut astro-turf lilies to help direct traffic around the pieces. It was a hit with kids, and apparently the town art critic liked it too. :)
"Park(ing) Day miniature public parks on Julia Street during Art for Art's Sake" by Doug MacCash http://www.nola.com/.../parking_day_miniature_public_p.html
Can't wait to see what is coming to town this year! Who knows, I might do something for it again, just for the sake of (Park)ing Day.
Here's the more info about the event from Downtown NOLA: http://downtownnola.com/parkingdaynola/