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About the author:
Christy Hengst's art includes site-specific projects out in the public realm as well as wax and porcelain paintings.

The public art projects range from the very temporary to quite permanent. Many have involved travel and/or collaboration with communities.

Born in the US in 1967, Hengst is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is married to blacksmith Helmut Hillenkamp, with whom she often collaborates on projects, not the least of which is their two children.

More information about the artist and her work can be found at

LANDINGS: birds in the park

Authored by Christy Hengst

Landings: Birds in the Park is a traveling public art project started in 2008. Both event and exhibition, it involves the temporary installation of a flock of porcelain birds, which appear one day and are gone the next.  The birds have cobalt images and text silk-screened and fired onto them, investigating aspects of humanity, specifically around war and peace. The birds have landed in over sixty locations, including Central Park and the UN Headquarters in NY, many locations in Santa Fe, beaches along the coast of California, the National Mall in Washington D.C., Chartres Cathedral in France, the weapons development site of Peenemünde, Germany, and have migrated as far as the Galapagos Islands.

Publication Date:
0985811617 / 9780985811617
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Art / Sculpture & Installation

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