Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace
August 11 – October 31, 2018
“Fog x FLO” artist Fujiko Nakaya
This summer, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy welcomes Fujiko Nakaya’s first extended citywide exhibition of multiple “fog sculptures” at five sites along the Emerald Necklace. On view daily from August 11 to October 31, the immersive, site-responsive sculptures will mark five decades of Nakaya’s career along miles of parks that link more than a dozen of Boston and Brookline’s historic neighborhoods, and provide a natural, recreational and cultural conduit for the city.
Placing art in conversation with nature, and created in response to the to the landmarked landscapes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (FLO), Nakaya installs shape-shifting, cloud-like, pure water forms that rhythmically appear and dissipate, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the art, and then experience the landscape anew. Just as FLO’s Emerald Necklace may at first appear as “nature untouched,” Nakaya’s rigorous planning yields artful outcomes that appear spontaneous. Her works are designed to enhance and reinforce their natural settings on and near landscapes, ponds, tree canopies, bridges, and architecture throughout the parks.
In honor of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s 20th Anniversary, Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace invites the public to experience Nakaya’s world renowned works locally, and to celebrate the Emerald Necklace’s unique place in the history of landscape design, architecture, Boston and urban development.