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LandWave! Boston’s latest urban art project

Today is the opening and dedication of LandWave in the South End.  LandWave is a public piece of artwork that commutates the land that was once the Shawmut Peninsula.  During the 19th century, the peninsula and surrounding marsh land was filled in to form the city of Boston as we know it today.

Split in half, LandWave is part shimmering blue tiles when viewed from one side and part garden when viewed from the other side.  The design aims to depict the history of Boston making land out of sea.

LandWave is part of the Neck Art Project, an art initiative  created by residents and organizations in the South End of Boston.  LandWave was designed by the Gillis-Simth/Kilkelly/Cormier artist team.  The team is led by landscape architect Shauna Gillies-Smith, principal of ground.

Support these local designers by visiting LandWave!  Let us know if you go, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

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  1. Riding the Urban Wave « The Evolving Critic Says:

    [...] is built on land reclaimed from the sea, in fact, Boston was known as Shawmut Peninsula. The SHIFTboston blog dedicated a post to this land art work (with more recent images [...]


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