Post War Blues:
A 2015 community-based installation at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
A lot of our inventions come from the war effort and
the defense budget. Post War Blues addresses the issue of
what happens to war innovations after a conflict is over and the
possibility of innovating without violence or the threat of violence.
A ribbon of plastic flowers, crocheted and knitted
from recycled plastic bags, bursts out of the old train car that
sits inside the Brooklyn Army Terminal building. The flowers rise
and slowly fall on the tracks in undulating waves, all the way to
the end of the building atrium.
This project is a community-based art installation:
the majority of the flowers will be created by people from the surrounding
communities and beyond, illustrating that in spite of our differences,
we can work together and make something meaningful and beautiful