Street Artist HOT TEA Transforms the Manhattan Park Pool into a Colorful Work of Art
Minneapolis-based street artist Hot Tea, recently completed work on a new project at the Manhattan Park Pool on New York's Roosevelt Island. Inspired by his color field installations that take up both private and public spaces, the artist used 120 gallons of paint to create vibrantly luminous gradients in the area around the pool. The private commission called "Asylum," was commissioned by design firm K&CO and Pliskin Architecture and will be open all summer for pool visitors. "I entitled this piece 'Asylum' because the act of creating it pushed my mental and physical endurance so far that I wasn’t sure I could complete the task,” he says of the project.