Curious Tide is a new public artwork by Allison Bianco (MFA 2010) at PS 958, Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by the ocean and beaches on New York City’s coastlines, the work features a tile mural of waves, creatures, plants, animals, food, and curiosities influenced by local iconography. A dramatic interaction between water and sky foreshadows a physical shift of the oceanscape beneath, with unexpected objects and color designed to provide moments of humor and wonder. The weathering and entanglement expressed in the mural is linked to remembrances of shared and changing places.
Curious Tide 2022
dye sublimation porcelain tile, mahogany, acrylic
P.S. 958, Brooklyn
Collection of the NYC Department of Education, Public Art for Public Schools
Images: Samuel Morgan Photography