Katherine Daniels’ “Ornamental Paths” Receives Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation’s Art in the Parks program announced Katherine Daniels as the 2012 recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award.Ornamental Paths, a site specific installation of twelve weavings, inspired by the signature Art Deco residential buildings that line the Grand Concourse, will border the central and northern pathways in Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx. This vibrant take on the Bronx’s historical architecture will be on view from June 7, 2012 through June 2013. The $7,000 award is granted annually in memory of Clare Weiss, Parks’ Curator of Public Art from 2005 to 2009.
Joyce Kilmer Park will be the site of twelve large-scale weavings by artist Katherine Daniels. Installed on the Grand Concourse between 161st and 164th Streets in the Bronx, the pieces, while constructed from everyday objects and materials, take on elaborately woven ornamental forms. Says Daniels, “the placement of the weavings defines the inner triangular shapes at the heart of Joyce Kilmer Park and creates a place where people can enter a spatial drawing. It celebrates the grand architectural details of the historic Concourse neighborhood and enhances the path through the park.”
For more information on the Art in the Parks program visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art