Tracie Hervy
Three Boroughs
2016
Northern Pine
Three Boroughs sits on a hill along the southeast waterfront of Randall’s Island Park. Three wooden frames echo Randall’s Island’s major geographical axes – thruways connecting the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. The frames reflect not only the physical reality of the geometries of Randall’s Island, but also the role it plays in knitting together the fabric of the city. The frames help define how visitors see the world across the river, but their genesis is Randall’s Island. When viewers look through the frames at the skyline on the other side, they are looking through Randall’s Island.