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MFA Photo Alum Sharon Ma is Selected for Commissioned Art Piece at Flow Art Exhibition 2015

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sharon-maSharon Ma (MFA Photo Alum) has been selected for a commissioned public art piece on Randall’s Island Park in New York. Ma’s piece, hello, will be featured at FLOW, the annual summer art exhibition opening Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1-3 pm.

About hello:  Located at the touchdown of the 103rd Street pedestrian bridge from Manhattan, Sharon Ma’s hello will welcome and celebrate the neighbors of Randall’s Island Park by highlighting the enthusiasm and warmth generated by this simple word. Comprising five ten-foot-tall letters planted with succulent plants, this living, vertical garden will function as the “voice” of the landscape, calling to all who pass. Ma’s goal is to invite photography with the piece, extending the medium into a public space and a larger scale in order to record and share visitor interaction.

Ma’s hello invokes familiar “Greetings from…” postcards of a previous era, and calls upon us to create and share our own digital messages with Randall’s Island Park as background.

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