Above: "Reach" Dedicated in May 25, 2011.
Above: "Reach" at night - photo by Rocco Ricci.
Above: "Reach" Front View.
In November 2009 The Boston Arts Commission gave final approval for the sculpture "Reach" (pictured above.) The artwork, a monumental hand reaching up, is composed of 5 - 8" x 8" stainless steel tubes.
The sculpture symbolizes the immigrant experience of reaching up to climb the ladder of success in America.
Douglas Kornfeld was commissioned to create the sculpture for Mozart Park in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA
The Hyde Square Task Force
received a grant from Art & Community Landscapes, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts
which supports site-based art as a catalyst for increased environmental
awareness and stewardship. The grant supports the planning and
design of a sculpture feature in Mozart Park, a 0.81 acre,
building-lot size park located along Centre Street in Jamaica Plain's
Hyde/Jackson Square neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
The artist held a number of meetings with the Hyde/Jackson Square
community to to introduce his work and design process. The many
interactions with the Hyde Square Students and the Hyde/Jackson Square community helped to inspire the design of the sculpture.
Link to artist's Home Page. >>
The artist explains the sculpture and his process. >>
New England Foundation for the Arts announces grant for the Mozart Park Project.