Meanderlink, 2000

An airplane banner celebrating Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy in Boston

Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass for “Art on The Emerald Necklace”, in celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy in Boston. “Meanderlink,” a small plane trailing a banner designed by the artist, flew 100 feet above the park, Saturdays and Sundays between July 15 and August 13 2000, between the hours of 5 PM and 7 PM. The banner depicts 2 figures tossing a map to each other. The map is an Olmsted drawing of Bussey Hill in the Arnold Arboretum. The banner illustrates Olmsted’s idea that beautiful public spaces make people feel more connected to each other, than they would otherwise feel in the stress of ordinary urban life.