Socrates Sculpture Park

Rosemarie Castoro

Website: http://www.rosemariecastoro.com/

Exhibition: Outside In, 1987

Minnesota, 1987
Concrete over galvanized steel
4' x 2' x 1'

Exhibition: Inaugural Exhibition, 1986

Ethereal Concrete Flasher, 1986
Steel reinforced concrete
12' x 5' x 4'

"Etherieal Concrete Flasher" was conceived as the union of three four-foot high flashers.

I brought the trio to Socrates Sculpture Park to occupy a spot of ground overlooking the East River. The feeling was romantic. The reality was too private. I was convinced by Mark to build a work that would be vandal-proof. The scale of the work was greater than I ever before managed. Ennrico organized all the help and materials I needed. I made a model of the armature.

Scott, Paul and Floris helped me bend the steel and weld it to a six-foot square steel plate. I then molded and tied expanded wire lath. Lizette mixed concrete in a wheelbarrow and I trowled and massaged it into the reinforcement.

"Ethereal Concrete Flasher" is now overlooking people passing through on 43rd Street betweek 9th and 10th Avenues.



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