in the Public Realm
First Symphony of the Sea, 1993
Artworks: Sculpture

Toshio Sasaki
Goldstone & Hinz
Architect/Design Agency
Department of General Services
City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
Concrete, terrazzo, ceramics
  • Installed, 1993
  • Art Commission Award for Excellence in Design 1992
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The Aquarium staff and the architect looked to Toshio Sasaki to articulate the 332 foot, concrete wall that would face the boardwalk at Coney Island as a part of the Sea Cliffs Exhibit, a state-of-the-art marine mammal habitat which is home to walruses, seals, and sea otters. For this expansive site, Sasaki developed the themes of space and time as expressed through sea imagery and motion. Beginning at the Aquarium entrance, the artist introduces familiar fish shapes in three-dimensions that app...
Courtesy of the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
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Brooklyn, NY 11224
United States

The New York Aquarium
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