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© Capucine Bourcart 2019

Trompe l'oeil

2016

 
Trompe l’oeil is a photo-assemblage made of 1,166 details of walls of Manhattan, printed on metal.
 
This artwork honors the Lenape tribe, the first population of Marcus Garvey Park and was inspired by the Lenape clothing. It aims to remind us of the primeval state of the park. The pattern is created by compiling and cutting photos from my collection of photos of wall details shot all over Manhattan (the Urban Mosaic series) in order to make the link between the Lenape time and today. Through the fence, visitors meet a place where the Lenape tribe used to live, bringing together the first population of the primeval stage of the park and the modern day population enjoying in the park. 
 
Trompe l'oeil has been presented at the Flux Art Fair 2016 and responds to the curatorial theme: “Changing landscape”. It received an artist grand from Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and an award for the Best fence installation - Flux Art Fair , 2016.