The Neck Art Project is an initiative of South End residents and organizations. LandWave is an artwork for the South End's Peters Park that celebrates the site of the historic Neck to the Shawmut Peninsula. The site in Boston's South End-a linear strip of land between the Peters Park baseball field and the Washington Street sidewalk next to Project Place-follows the historic edge of the Neck, the narrow isthmus that once connected the Shawmut Peninsula (now downtown Boston) to the mainland. Today, the intersection of Washington and East Berkeley Streets is the gateway of a diverse community including the indigent guests of the Pine Street Inn, working class residents of subsidized and affordable housing, artists, and affluent professionals and retirees. The neighborhood has strong tradition of ethnic and economic diversity. The site is owned by the City of Boston and operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation, which endorsed and actively collaborated with this project. On February 23, 2006 Antonia Pollak wrote, "The Commissioners support your visionary efforts to commemorate the historic gateway to the City of Boston, hearkening back to Colonial days." For more information please visit Courtesy of Boston Art Commission.

Installed, 2011


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