Convene NYC

Artwork, titled Halve Maen, commissioned by Convene NYC references the trade winds that carried ships from Amsterdam into New York Harbor. In harmony with the wooden ship construction materials incorporated into the interior architecture, Jongstra’s artwork - composed of natural fibers and organic pigments of diverse origins - introduces warmth and texture into the space, enhancing its sense of welcome and exchange. Jongstra was inspired by the local and maritime history of Lower Manhattan as an iconic center of international exchange. Convene, an event venue and flexible meeting space in Brookfield Place (formerly the World Financial Center), is situated in architect César Pelli’s Battery Park City across the street from One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial.

Convene New York City, commissioned by Convene, USA, 2019
Material: natural color of Drenth Heath wool
Pigments: walnut, indigo, woad, onion skin
Size (m): 3,20 x 5,50m
Photo credit: Frankie Alduino