Mark Dion: Field guide to the wildlife of Madison Square Park

Mark Dion's Urban Wildlife Observation Unit, Madison Square Park
Susan K. Freedman, Tom Eccles, David Rivel, Jessica Lin Cox, Mark Dion, 2002
Publisher: City of New York Parks & Recreation, New York

Dimensions: 15 cm

Pages: 31 pages

Working closely with scientists and non-art institutions, Mark Dion (b.1962, New Bedford, MA) mines the fields of ecology, botany, ethnography, and natural history museum displays in realizing his installations and sculptures. His long-standing interest in environmental issues has led him to create Urban Wildlife Observation Unit, a constructed urban ecological center that will allow park visitors to reexamine their surroundings by taking a closer look at the natural environment – the animals, bugs and trees – in Madison Square Park.