“BROKEN HARDSCAPE” (Simpson) Persephone Project, Pittsburgh, PA Installed in Frank Curto Park, Pittsburgh Organized by Stephanie Flom, Hollow logs, native plant material 125’ long


The original, partially collapsed road bed is exposed in the grassy area of this park on a hill in downtown Pittsburgh. Layers of old pavers and concrete protrude from the ground with voids and cracks throughout; this project suggests the original level surface with a pattern of hollow logs planted with native flowering plants. As the logs decompose they will form a mulch bed for a sprawling ribbon of plants in the shape of the road.