Artwork of the week
Time Landscape, 1965 - ongoing
Time Landscape is a replanted, pre-colonial forest in the heart of Manhattan. It consists of slowly developing oaks, hickories, junipers, maples, and sassafras, the vegetation growing in this place before the city was settled by Europeans in the 16th century. Planted in 1975, it is accessible only for maintenance.
Time Landscape shifted the framework of the form and function of public art and parks. As a result of this work, New York City Parks and Recreation began to re-examine its own parameters for acceptable landscaping plants.