Precambrian Waltz

Submitted by Susan Kaprov

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Client: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Location: Jersey City, NJ, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $175,600

Project Team

Artist

Susan Kaprov

Public Art Agent

Port of Authority of New York & New Jersey

Artist

Dr. David Stoler

Kaprov Studios

Overview

Dimensions: 8 feet by 40 feet on curved entrance corridor wall. Medium is photomontage on aluminum panels.

Goals

Artwork is a 'non-linear' photomontage of the construction of the Twin Towers using archived photos from the 1960's. Abstracted images of construction photos were merged with images of historical transportation from centuries past. These images were interwoven within areas of pure, vibrant color to give the impression of constant movement.

Process

Collaboration with the Port Authority Architecture Department included designing the work to fit on a curved wall, comply with the use of permanent materials, and to meet installation safety requirements.

Additional Information

This installation has been given landmark status and will be relocated to the WTC at Ground Zero in 2018.