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Like water for South Enders

SHIFTBoston posts photos of Boston's newest public art: LandWave in Peters Park, which commemorates the days when the South End was mostly under water:

Split in half, LandWave is part shimmering blue tiles when viewed from one side and part garden when viewed from the other side. The design aims to depict the history of Boston making land out of sea.

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This design reminded me of Greg Cook's project to identify the worst public art in New England. Edgar Beem from Yankee Magazine nominated a grass sculpture in Maine:

"It takes the form of a wave undulation of grass in the middle of Boothby Square in Portland, Maine. The metal retainers are a public hazard and the grass has never grown in, making 'Tracing the Fore' the artistic equivalent of a vacant lot."

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Duh. It's the same artist.

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There's been a weird wave-like thing of blue tiles in Peters Park for at least a year now.

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But it was only officially dedicated yesterday.

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