The Arches of Harlem commissioned SIMUL, a signature art installation beneath under the Riverside Drive Viaduct at 125th Street. It will play as a double metaphor that connecting Harlem to the wider New York, as well as bringing local residents together under the bridge. SIMUL intertwines with the bridge, and at the center is the meeting point of the tubes which is the nucleus of the piece. The center of intermingling of tubes, is to represent how, although the people are all different, the city is one interconnected community. Everyone who lives in the city, even short-time visitors, is a New Yorker.
Each neighborhood of The New York City has its own charm and identity. The segments are all connected to create the city we know and love. This piece was inspired by that interconnectivity. The piece title‘SIMUL’, which is Latin for togetherness. I aim to create a sense of togetherness in the wider NYC area, while simultaneously bringing together the locals in the neighborhood.”