Roberley Bell  
 
       

bloom

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY, 2007
Astro turf, concrete, steel, and Japanese maple, 8 feet in diameter x 4 feet

Bloom is installed on the academic quad of Onondaga Community College. Sycamores and locust trees punctuate the gently sloping green space. Bloom becomes both the focal point and a destination in the walk across the quad. Situated along the northeast slope in the shadow of the trees, Bloom provides a place for gathering. The concrete bubble serves as a bench while the bulbous petals of astro turf seep out into the grass, offering themselves as playful pillows.

   
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