“BROKEN HARDSCAPE” (Simpson) Persephone Project, Pittsburgh, PA Installed in Frank Curto Park, Pittsburgh Organized by Stephanie Flom, Hollow logs, native plant material 125’ long

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The original, partially collapsed road bed is exposed in the grassy area of this park on a hill in downtown Pittsburgh. Layers of old pavers and concrete protrude from the ground with voids and cracks throughout; this project suggests the original level surface with a pattern of hollow logs planted with native flowering plants. As the logs decompose they will form a mulch bed for a sprawling ribbon of plants in the shape of the road.