Installed 2003, mixed media
Brownstone Ball’s original concept was inspired by the brownstone buildings in Brooklyn, NY, which was for a long time the blue collar community for industrial Manhattan. Brownstone Ball makes an easy symbolic connection to the Lakeside Avenue neighborhood, where Burlington’s industrial workers historically took up residence to work in the many factories that existed there. The General Dynamics building now sustains jobs in technological fields that have replaced many mechanized industries.
Installation commissioned by Gilbaine Properties for the General Dyanamics building on Lakeside Avenue and facilitated by Burlington City Arts’ Art in Public Places Program