Recycled Recreation in Reclaimed Space
This weekend I trekked up to Bushwick to check out the neighborhood’s newest fixture: The Putting Lot. This nine-holed interactive installation has garnered considerable attention in the local art media, and rightfully so. In addition to making brilliant use of a previously abandoned space, the course is made almost entirely from recycled materials.
Some of the holes are better appreciated for their aesthetic qualities than their playability (Hole #7 looks fascinating but good luck sending your ball through it in fewer than 6 strokes!), but the course as a whole is loads of fun to play across. I especially liked the ramps and water hazards of Hole #3 (the blue and purple amoeba seen toward the bottom of the above image).
If you still aren’t interested enough to pay The Putting Lot a visit (or if you won’t be passing through NYC this summer) check out this quick little video of the installation process: