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.
Mark Dion: Field guide to the wildlife of Madison Square Park
Mark Dion's Urban Wildlife Observation Unit, Madison Square Park
Publisher: City of New York Parks & Recreation, New York
Dimensions: 15 cm
Pages: 31 pages