Placing art in conversation with nature, Nakaya installations create shape-shifting, cloud-like, pure water forms that rhythmically appear and dissipate, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the art while experiencing the landscape anew. Just as the Arboretum and other parks in Frederick Law Olmsted’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.
Nakaya has created fog sculptures, both as ephemeral exhibits and permanent installations, in public spaces and museums around the globe. Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace invites the public to experience Nakaya’s remarkable works locally, and to celebrate the Emerald Necklace’s unique place and purpose in Boston. Besides the Arboretum piece, look for additional site-responsive fog installations in the Fens, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond, and Franklin Park. Read more in Boston Magazine.
Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace, August 11 through October 31, 2018, the Emerald Necklace, Boston MA. Join us at the Arnold Arboretum to celebrate the opening of the Fog x Hill installation with a 4:30pm performance by lyric soprano Shinja Choi.