Flying Cows - A Public Art Installation

Created by Caitlin Hurd

99 Washington Street, New York City - August 2009 - July 2010

Displayed on the corner of Washington and Rector streets, the Downtown Flying Animals is inspired by suburban and rural landscapes and domesticity to symbolically weigh the promises of happiness and predictability against everyday's complicated realities. The mural aims to create a contrast between the hectic city and the tranquility of rural life.

Re: Construction is a public art program produced by The Alliance for Downtown New York. The project is curated by Ayelet Daniele Aldouby and Elinor Milchan of ARTEA Projects.

www.downtownny.com

About Caitlin Hurd

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1978, Caitlin grew up in the suburbs north of Boston. In 2000, received a BFA in furniture design from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She went on to work with school-age children in creating public murals for their communities. In 2006, graduated with an MFA in painting from The New York Academy of Art. Currently she lives and works in New York City. 

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www.caitlinhurd.com