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Socrates Sculpture Park
Socrates Sculpture Park

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Yet another tower will rise from the shores of a rapidly developing New York City neighborhood—but this time, it's not a fancy condo complex. Conceptual artist Agnes Denes, whose work has been featured among the collections of the MoMA, the Met, and the Whitney, will build a 30-foot pyramid of flowers at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City this summer.

"The Living Pyramid," made from soil and "tens of thousands of seeds," according to DNAinfo, will start going up at the end of April. On May 17th, the public will be invited to plant the seeds that will eventually bloom into wildflowers and plants by June, where the installation will remain until August 30th.

If you haven't heard of Denes, there's a chance you've seen her most famous work, 1982's Wheatfield - A Confrontation, for which she planted a two-acre wheat field on what is today Battery Park City and took photographs, including the one below:

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