Brooklyn-based artist David Ellis has (once again) taken to the streets. Known for his time-lapse animation videos that document the creation of his impromptu street murals, Ellis completed a new project last month in DUMBO that he intentionally spent an entire week painting, one piece at a time.
His canvas was the iconic green Pearl Street Triangle (a five-year-old public park complete with benches and concrete that’s been painted in a grassy hue), to which Ellis added a new component each day. Some passers-by saw a pair of massive white hands, while a few days later, the silhouette of a human body appeared in their grasp along with a pair of smaller human-like hands. The artist filmed the whole process from the top floor of 68 Jay Street and will assemble the footage into a stop-motion video. Now sealed and open to the public, the finished product has become another piece of the neighborhood’s vast collection of public art. Is it a better solution than the amphitheater that was proposed for the site? Maybe not. But it is on a patch of land the city is attempting to make car-free, which would give residents free range to enjoy.
Image via ARTINFO.