We spent our weekend laboring for the good of a nearby neighborhood — participating in the annual design/build for Common Boston. Our team of 7 conceived of and executed a fence, bench and canopy which defined an unused clearing in the "urban wilds" of Mission Hill as a quiet space for reflection and appreciation of the surrounding views. Excerpts from the poem "The Apple Orchard" were painted across the individual boards, drawing the viewer into the captivating outdoor space.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Come let us watch the sun go down / and walk in twilight through the orchard's green... / wandering under these harvest-laden trees... / seeking new hopes, remembering half-forgotten joys...