LIC (Re)Connects _ Long Island City

Commissioned by The Long Island City Partnership

This Art series in LIC was about sparking a playful conversation with the community about the past, present, and future of Long Island City.  The artworks activated public spaces around LIC.

 

HivePS conducted the following tasks for this Series:

  • Created the identity, narrative, and visual direction of the Art Series.

  • Site selection and discussions with property owners and/or city agency

  • Artist selection

  • Project management and logistics

  • Documentation and coordination with PR

  • Inspections and coordination for repairs

HivePS Team:

Alexa Gonzalez

Priti Patel 

Charlie Osorio

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Ribbon _ Long Island City

Part of LIC(Re)Connects

Ribbon is an installation we designed in collaboration with The Urban Conga as a transformative communal platform for people to connect, share, and learn each other’s versions of Long Island City. Each unit not only allows the user to manipulate the kinetic pieces to change the reflection and refraction of the surrounding context but also reveals different love notes written by residents and visitors to Long Island City. The piece acts as a playful gesture wrapping around and framing out different moments throughout the pedestrian pathways and communal spaces encouraging people to look at the surrounding context in a new way

As an extension of Ribbon we activated our largest public space, the sidewalks. Carrying the same design language as the larger pieces the LIC Sidewalk signs will add a pop of color and break the habitual ways of seeing our neighborhood. They are located on tree pits/planting beds along Jackson Avenue, guiding visitors to the larger Ribbon artwork. 

HivePS Team:

Alexa Gonzalez

Priti Patel 

Charlie Osorio

Photo credit: Savannah Lauren

Floral Festivity_ Long Island City

Queen Andrea

In Floral Festivity the fiery florals and colorful flowing shapes that are depicted in this mural invite the surrounding Long Island City community to a bombastic respite of organic creativity, within LIC’s predominantly glass and steel architectural landscape.

The handpainted graphic motifs are playful, fun, joyous, and bursting with delightful dynamic color.

HivePS Team:

Alexa Gonzalez

Priti Patel 

Unity and Diversity_ Long Island City

No Cap

This colorful and dynamic intertwining pattern represents the people of Queens, the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world. The phrase, “We Are the World” is translated within the design into some of Queens’ most commonly spoken languages.

HivePS Team:

Alexa Gonzalez

Priti Patel