Friday, August 27, 2010

Shattered hearts

Last week, we wrote about an intriguing piece of public art at Greenpoint's McGorlick Park.

The fountain by Anne McClain was installed earlier this month and featured a glass heart that emitted scented water that was a meditation on humanity.

The irony, then, that last night the piece was vandalized last night, with an anonymous thug shattering the glass heart.

The New York Times reports on the vandalism.

"Placing a fragile glass heart vulnerable to anybody and everybody is a tremendous act of idealism and optimism in human nature," Stephanie Thayer, the executive director of the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, told the paper.

The creators look to replace the heart soon. In the meantime, flowers will be placed daily as a memorial, and, so it seems, a further call for compassion.


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