2013 | Times Square Alliance,
Times Square, New York, NY
Photos by Keith Sirchio
The winner of the fifth annual Times Square Valentine’s Competition, Heartwalk draws inspiration from the collective experience of Hurricane Sandy and the love that binds the City’s citizens together during trying times. Built entirely from wooden planks salvaged from the boardwalks of New York City, this installation wraps around the visitors, providing a moment of pause amidst the country’s most public space.
Boards were gathered and transported to Situ Studio’s workshop. The boards that make up the interior of the heart were planed on one side to expose the beautiful red grain of the Ipe timber that lies beneath the weathered gray patina. The boards were assembled into triangular sections of varying size and installed in Times Square.