Artist Kenneth Pietrobono has opened a public art installation in Jackson Square, located in New York City's Greenwich Village. "Selections From the Modern Landscape (Jackson Square)" renames the botanical life in the square with names that more accurately reflect the cultural landscape of the area. Pietrobono has installed placards around the park with names like "Displacement," "Comfort," and "(Re)development."
"The attempt is really to try to give an accurate representation of the environment," says Pietrobono. "Shelter" and "Loss" hint back to a time when Jackson Square was used as a transfer station for NYC's homeless. "Privilege" seems to address the changing neighborhood around the park since that time.
The installation runs through September 2nd, 2013. Jackson Square is located West 13th Street and Eighth Avenue.