Tuning, Toning, Flowing at Socrates Sculpture Park

Tuning, Toning, Flowing at Socrates Sculpture Park

Event’s photo documentation:  here

Join us in a free, collaborative performance led by artists Betsy Damon, Mary Mattingly, & Nicole Peyrafitte
around Mattingly’s sculpture Ebb of a Spring Tide at Socrates Sculpture Park.

  Socrates Sculpture Park
34-32 Vernon Boulevard
Queens, NY, 11106 (map)

Mary Mattingly’s Ebb of a Spring Tide, at Socrates until September 10.


About Ebb of a Spring Tide

Ebb of a Spring Tide is an exhibition of new sculptural works by Mary Mattingly exploring our relationship to coastal ecosystems and the shifting nature of rivers and water lines. The exhibition is on view until September 10, 2023.

Ebb of a Spring Tide features a 65-foot living sculpture titled Water Clock that is fabricated on-site in response to the Park’s unique waterfront location along the East River. This monumental, scaffold structure, which includes edible vegetation, mirrors the cityscape across the East River, highlighting the human impact on New York City’s riparian zone. The clock’s pulse will be kept by water from the East River moving through tubes on the structure, a reminder of a life support system and the delicate balance of coastal ecosystems.

Documentation of the event: