LandWave is a metaphor of land that was once water. The concept for the public artwork focuses on the story of land-making that created much of Boston’s South End. The site follows the historic edge of the Neck, the narrow strip of land that once connected the Shawmut Peninsula (now downtown Boston) to the mainland. In Colonial days, this was the site of the gates to the city. Two abstract, sculptural landforms are shaped to evoke waves. An LED strip tracing the crest of the waves amplifies the nighttime experience with a soft blue glow.
Michael designed this project in collaboration withFrance Cormier and Shauna Gilles-Smith.