joshua kery

Bench

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This bench, manufactured by the artist, was installed off of Tranquil Trail in Frick Park, Pittsburgh, PA, near the Homewood Cemetery.

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It is oriented towards two, frequently overlooked structures in the park — a block of cement presumably left behind from the construction of the Forbes Ave. bridge and one of several lean-tos (maker unknown) that can be found around the park.

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Simultaneously, it infiltrates the heavily used set of structures in Frick Park by passing as one of its public benches. As a look-alike to the official park benches while pointing towards this pair of unofficial structures, the bench is thus a physical mediation between these separate experiences of the park: one on the city-made trail and one near the anonymous structures built well away from it.

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From my sketchbook:

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