Gallery: ‘Desert Rooftops’ by Artist David Brooks is a Landscape of Sin...

Quick! There’s a suburban home sinking in the middle of Times Square! Artist David Brooks, with the help of The Art Production Fund, has installed “Desert Rooftops,” a massive sculpture that represents suburban over-development and its effect on our natural landscapes. The 5,000-square-foot sculpture is made of a number of constructed suburban shingled roofs assembled in a way that presents an image of rolling asphalt hills or dunes. Brooks is commenting on the environmental issues and desertification of land to constantly build new housing developments.

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  1. Blonda November 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I think it is perfectly placed. The people developing and living in these Rooftop Deserts likely work in NYC and/or live in the “burbs.”
    I think there is another timely interpretation to this installation. Sinking values, many of these suburban home are “underwater” as they say in value. What a great time of year to have this message in the faces of people visiting Times Square.