This project is for an art and science center at Fresh Kills Park on Staten Island, once the largest landfill in North America and site to most of the post-9/11 debris. The park incorporates the idea of redefining this new natural landscape created entirely on top of capsuled landfill in order to introduce a new natural green space in the New York area. The park hopes to also be an educational resource and place of creation and research for artists and scientists. This art and science center is significant in its relation to the landscaping of the site and blurs the boundaries between artificial and natural, indoor and outdoor, and ground-plane and rooftop in order to introduce a new idea of a “natural” environment to work, learn, and create in.
I am Jacqueline—a junior at Barnard College studying Architecture with a concentration in Visual Arts. I originally began dealing with the visual representation through visual art and the creation of drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. I am interested in the space where art and architecture meet in which art becomes architecture and architecture becomes art and the blurring of these boundaries. I am interested in how space and visual art affect humans emotionally and psychologically through interactive spatial and sculptural installations.
All text and images courtesy of Jacqueline Mix.