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Installations revealed for 2012 FIGMENT Interactive Sculpture Garden on Governors Island

It’s that time of year again where Governors Island in New York prepares itself for a massive influx of visitors as the FIGMENT Interactive Sculpture Gardens open to the public. From 9 June until 23 September, Governors Island will be home to ten highly imaginative, interactive and sustainable sculptures selected from a pool of fifty submissions, on show to the public for free on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays. FIGMENT is a free public art event held in various cities across the United States, including Washington DC, Cedar Rapids, Pittsburgh, Boston and Detroit, and is entirely funded via grants and individual donations.

The installations in the 2012 FIGMENT Interactive Sculpture Garden will include: Pulling it too Tight by Kathy Creutzburg-Enzo, a series of overlapping benches sporting animal features with matted manes that invite children to tame them; The Circle of Intention by Suprina, a small pavilion inspired by the Tibetan prayer wheel which leaves all religious thought at the door and only welcomes ‘the intention of positive thought’; and Face of Liberty by Zachary Landsberg, a 1:1 scale model of the Statue of Liberty’s face, embedded in the grassy parkland of Governors Island.

Click here for details of all ten new sculptures.

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