Dumbo Mural by Tattfoo and PS307 Children on Front Street

NMS —Nature Matching System

NMS —Nature Matching System

With the help of students from P.S. 307, Tattfoo Tan, a Malaysian-born artist, has installed a mural on Front Street in Dumbo Brooklyn, based on his “Nature Matching System” place mat. The mural is made of 10 inch wood squares painted by the students and is a nice addition to the neighborhood while passing under the Manhattan Bridge.

The project is sponsored by the New York City Department of Transportation and the DUMBO Improvement District. This is the “first installation in the DOT’s Temporary Art Program, which will enliven neighborhoods by working with local artists in partnership with business improvement districts and local community organizations.”

The place mat is available free at Foragers Market (56 Adams Street) and the mural will be on view through January 2009.

(Image courtesy of tattfoo.com)

{NY Times, Home & Garden}
{NYC DOT Press Release (pdf)}
{DOT Unveils First City Temporary Art Program in DUMBO, 26Feb2008, Brooklyn Daily Eagle}

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