Boston’s Atlantic Ave Public Art Installation



AtlanticAveRobots.jpg Boston has its fair share of unbelievably bad public art. For example, you wouldn’t be surprised to find something like Robert Shure’s Irish Famine Memorial in the former Eastern Bloc, but seeing it in downtown Boston is a bit of a shock. So when I went to Boston this past weekend and took a walk on Atlantic Ave - previously the site of the Big Dig - just after the sun had set I didn’t expect to find something like those three structures shown in the picture above. At around seven feet tall, they were pulsating with blue light, before changing colours and then emitting dry ice (I made a little movie). Well, there’s some public art I can believe in. If you’re in Boston make sure to see it, because Boston being Boston, once the mechanism is broken it won’t ever get fixed again.