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GRADUATED PEARLS Interactive public sculpture

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GRADUATED PEARLS Interactive public sculpture
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Graduated Pearls is a public art project sited in Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay, Long Island. The cast sculpture represents a strand of pearls washed up on shore. The sculpture is cast Portland cement and resin, and is 50' x 30" x 30", and can function as a public bench.


Graduated Pearls is a contemporary public sculpture located on the waterfront in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

There is an edition of three . The initial completed Graduated Pearls was launched October 13, 2011,in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park

The project was funded almost in full with in-kind services estimated at $125,000.00
These services included: Materials, Glenwood Mason
Casting crew, and equipment Pereira Construction
Surface treatment with sponsored assistance, JAL Construction
Transport John Cook
Transport equipment and 4 man crew, bobcat crane, 20 foot bedded truck:
Peter Lizza Construction
 Insurance sponsored by Insurance Plus,
Oyster Bay Printing, The Printery,
Oyster Bay Sagamore Hill: Paint, varnish, UV sealant
Oyster Bay Main Street Association,  $ 5,000 for 30” mold, and 18” mold

Artist is requesting to raise $8,000.00 to compenstate outstanding cash expenses

Artist Jerelyn Hanrahan
implemented an interactive element to the project. The interactivity engaged the general population, and made it contextually more relevant to the community. The artist interviewed and and collected votes of resident and tourist favorite sites within the hamlet of Oyster Bay.These historical sites, magnificant nature spots,academic institutions as well as  local businesses were acknowledged with a Pearl of the Community Award. A Pearl presentation was made to each site, and a Pearl of the Community banner was displayed on each of the 19 sites.

In August 2011 to November 1, 2011 artist Jerelyn Hanrahan will install a  
50’ x 30" x 30” cast portland cement and resin sculpture, representing the
collective community. Several local businesses have contributed resources such as material and time. Making this an educational public artwork that the entire community can feel proud of.

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