Public Art - McKendree Key

Studio in the Park PressInstallation Map 

North Overlook Hudson River is composed of 8000 hollow plastic balls that are floating in clumpy formations in the Hudson River. McKendree Key uses manufactured products like the plastic balls to transform natural and domestic environments. All of her work is site specific and sometimes invites interaction from the viewer. Other works have included floating 7500 pink balls one mile down a river and scattering 4000 white balls on the frozen surface of Lake Champlain in Vermont. Many of the artists pieces are created in or about water and all of them have a life and a death and do not physically exist after their time is up. Nature often plays a role in the way the pieces are realized and how long they will last.