Make a Wish in Downtown Brooklyn

Photo by Mary Frost

Adam Donnelly, visiting from England, was intrigued to see an acrylic well accompanied by a giant wooden bucket and lever in Cadman Plaza Park near the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. The well, with a mirror inside instead of water, is a sculpture by Leonard Ursachi sponsored by the Parks Department’s public arts program. The water-blue acrylic resin contains embedded plastic water bottles; the wood is driftwood from the East River. “The well is a shared resource and gathering place. Its iconography is mythic — the source from which life and knowledge spring; a receptacle for our dreams and desires,” states Ursachi. The Parks Department says the piece will be on view through April 30, 2012.

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