#FRAMES sculpture build in Boyd Park

#lookfortheriver: FRAMES sculpture installation

On Saturday November 7 join the LRWP and sculpture artist Tobiah Horton (Rubble R & D) during a “work day” as Toby installs a new sculpture #lookfortheriver: FRAME in New Brunswick’s Boyd Park Raritan River riverfront.

New Brunswick’s Boyd Park floodplain suffers repeat flood inundation, and serves as a protective “sponge” for other parts of New Brunswick. The #lookfortheriver: FRAME sculpture tells the story of infrastructure that is at-risk of flood inundation due to climate change and sea level rise. The sculpture is a living symbol of how removal of structures (in this case a house) from our floodplains allows for ecological restoration and regeneration, and fosters resilience.

Toby and the LRWP will explain how our FRAMES sculpture will function as a data gathering tool! Through repeat digital photography uploaded to social media, passersby participate in civic science data collection about sea level rise, land use change, and resilience. Data gathered will allow for prioritization of resilience and restoration planning.

With thanks to many wonderful partners and funders for their support on this project.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

Program funded by Middlesex County,
a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

And with special thanks to the New Jersey Council for the Humanities