2009-08-07 / Top Stories

Vandals Destroy Environmental Dirt Sculpture


Vandals have destroyed, beyond repair, the eight-foot earth sculpture "Digital Dirt Processor 2.0," on the open stretch of land adjacent to the boardwalk at Beach 30 Street, according to Jeanne Dupont, the president of the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. The $3,000 piece by environmental sculpture artist Ethan Long was paid for by a grant from the Queens Council on the Arts and unveiled in June. Dupont said the sculpture, which was to remain in place through November, would likely be taken down during a cleanup this fall. Vandals, Dupont said, also destroyed Long's 2008 sculpture "Beach Tree Project," which used recycled disposed-of wood from boardwalk repairs. It was located off the Beach 29 Street boardwalk. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg Vandals have destroyed, beyond repair, the eight-foot earth sculpture "Digital Dirt Processor 2.0," on the open stretch of land adjacent to the boardwalk at Beach 30 Street, according to Jeanne Dupont, the president of the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. The $3,000 piece by environmental sculpture artist Ethan Long was paid for by a grant from the Queens Council on the Arts and unveiled in June. Dupont said the sculpture, which was to remain in place through November, would likely be taken down during a cleanup this fall. Vandals, Dupont said, also destroyed Long's 2008 sculpture "Beach Tree Project," which used recycled disposed-of wood from boardwalk repairs. It was located off the Beach 29 Street boardwalk. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg

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