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Aritist Molly Dillworth Creates a Tranquil Oasis in Times Square

Posted By Hannah Clare Gordon On August 16, 2010 @ 7:08 pm In Art,New York City | 2 Comments

Molly Dillworth, Cool Water Hot Island, installations, eco art, new york, NY, NYC, manhattan, times square, green art installations, public spaces

What appears to be a nondescript desert island is actually a painted [7] reproduction of Manhattan based on NASA’s infrared satellite data. The ‘Hot Island’ represents Manhattan [6], reflecting the heat given off by building density. The waves of blue ‘Cool Water’ signify the cooler surrounding rural areas of the city. The painting’s light shades of blue both reflect and absorb the perfect amount of sunlight to provide a comfortable experience for visitors.

The installation will remain in place until the Times Square revitalization plan commences in 2012.

+ Molly Dillworth [8]

Photos: Jill Fehrenbacher and Hannah-Clare Gordon


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: http://inhabitat.com/aritist-molly-dillworth-creates-a-tranquil-oasis-in-times-square/4895646049_6d0aa23c93_o/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/aritist-molly-dillworth-creates-a-tranquil-oasis-in-times-square/4896238892_028ae871bb_o/?extend=1

[3] NYC Department of Transportation: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/home/home.shtml

[4] 'Cool Water, Hot Island,': http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/25/cool-water-hot-island-winning-design-for-times-square-makeover/

[5] Dillworth’s: http://inhabitat.com/2010/02/27/stunning-rooftop-paintings-that-can-be-seen-from-satellites/

[6] Manhattan's: http://www.inhabitat.com/nyc

[7] painted: http://www.inhabitat.com/art

[8] + Molly Dillworth: http://www.mollydilworth.com/

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