Monica Banks
Louisa and Rusty, 2002, steel
NYC Department of Parks
and Recreation
Percent for Art Program

Monica Banks created two large steel sculptures for the Hunts Point Recreation Center: Louisa, a horse located outside the basketball court, and Rusty, a dog located in the lobby near the front desk. Both sculptures were forged from continuous steel rods and each resembles a three-dimensional line drawing. The artist explained that by installing these "functionless" sculptures at a recreation center, she hoped to inspire children's interest in creating and admiring works of art.


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