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Beth Dary

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Equilibrium, glass, dimensions variable, 2008

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Equilibrium is a temporary public art project in New York City in the Lily Pool on the Esplanade in Battery Park City and will remain on site throughout the Fall of 2008.

The installation is made up of a series of blown glass "bubbles" and while seeking to add a bit of curiosity, or perhaps playfulness to the viewer's day, it also evokes the metaphorical bubble that we all live in -- shared surfaces with isolation at the center. It is also intended that these bubbles made of sturdy blown glass, never to pop or burst, directly relate to our impact on our increasingly fragile environment.

Equilibrium has been made possible in part with public funds from Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. This project was created through Urban Invites, a program of UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY. Urban Invites is supported in part by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Equilibrium is hosted by the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy and the Battery Park City Authority.

A blog detailing the creation of the project can be found here.

The press release can be downloaded here.