Urbanites passing through Grand Central Station will be able to get a little taste of nature this week thanks to a temporary art gallery that popped up there on Monday. Called "Art for Trees," the TD Bank-sponsored installation has transformed Vanderbilt Hall into an oasis of arboreal artwork benefiting urban green spaces. Click through our gallery for some of the pieces we enjoyed most like a tiny forest in a suitcase by Kathleen Vance and a resiliency-themed vertical garden by Ivan Stojakovic.
Ten New York City artists donated works for the “Art for Trees” exhibit, and all of the pieces are currently for sale with proceeds going towards New York Restoration Project, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Trees New York and Friends of the High Line. If you spot one you’d like to see hanging in your own home, contact the Bridgette Mayer Gallery.
Ivan Stojakovic‘s Super Storm Barrier fuses live succulents with deconstructed composite panel to depict an aerial view of NYC flood zones and proposed post-Sandy storm barriers.
If you aren’t able to catch Art for Trees at Grand Central Terminal this week, TD Bank will also be displaying replicas of the pieces in many of its NYC branches this month. The mini-gallery will also be showing for one day in the High Line’s 14th Street Passage on October 24th.