In order to grow, we all need a little light. The Delaware River Waterfront Trail offers just that—for both people and nature. In the newly installed Pockets of Light, I present a series of hand- and machine-sewn artworks made from post-consumer materials. These pieces depict the Delaware River and some of my favorite native plants found along the waterfront, and range in styles from hyper-realistic sculptures, to kinetic collages, to abstractly layered plastics that mimic stained glass. "Wayfinding waterscapes" along the Delaware pathway guide you to installations at four public piers accompanied by site-specific interactives created by experience designer Eric the Puzzler. Through eye-catching artwork, unique puzzles, local natural history, and participation prizes, Eric and I seek to enhance the nurturing effects of the waterfront, provide a fun way to forge a deeper connection with your surroundings, and take a little time to enjoy the light.
Interested in public art? Native plants? Creative reuse? Sewing? The outdoors? Natural history? Puzzles? Philadelphia? Fun prizes? This project is for you. Start by finding one of the plant installations on the piers or one of 9 the “wayfinding waterscapes” we’ve installed along the trail. Here’s a map! Now go run, walk, bike, scoot, SEPTA, or carpool your way over to the waterfront!!
Thank you to the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation for commissioning this project!
Pockets of Light uses trash to highlight nature along the Delaware River Waterfront-WHYY
A New Interactive Public Art Project On The Delaware River Waterfront Connects Visitors To Their Surroundings- Streets Dept
Pockets of Light presented by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
Pockets of Light: a trash-to-treasure tale in the intersection of art and the environment- Green Philly News