Friday, July 4, 2014

Time Mends a Broken Heart

This is a photograph of the heart sculpture that is on the Atlantic City boardwalk. I finally came across words that I felt added my feelings about the photograph.
Heartwalk is made up of wooden planks salvaged from four boardwalks in New Jersey and New York after they were damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 - one of them being Atlantic City's own Boardwalk. The other wood is from Sea Girt, in Monmouth County, and Long Beach and the Rockaways, in New York.
Heartwalk was originally designed for an annual Valentine's Day heart competition in New York's Times Square - and the piece, by Brooklyn's SITU Studio, won the 2013 contest over designs from about 10 other finalists.
Heartwalk, which has an internal-lighting system to light it up red at night, went from Times Square to public displays in Brooklyn and Queens before it found its permanent home in Atlantic City late last year.