Elected officials and community attend unveiling of Christmas public art installation in Flushing – QNS.com

“Please Get the Moon for Me”, a public artwork based on children’s book by author Eric Carle, created by artist Adam Eddy is on display at Flushing. (Photo courtesy of F&T Group)

A new Christmas installation in Flushing lights up the holiday season by the end of January.

On Friday, December 10, elected officials and community members attended a ceremony and tree-lighting at Queens Crossing Outdoor Plaza for the unveiling of “Please Get the Moon for Me,” a public-based work of art. on children’s book by author Eric Carle. The work was created by American artist Adam Eddy and is the 14th annual collaboration between F&T Group and Crossing Art.

The hand-shaped sculpture is made up of painted wood shapes, including clouds, the moon, and a simple landscape inspired by illustrations from Carle’s book. Together, the elements form a functional windmill that stands approximately 12 feet tall.

“The work ‘Please Get the Moon for Me’ is named after one of my favorite books. It’s about love, generosity and selflessness, but also loss and change, ”said Eddy. “In the story, the father gets the moon for his daughter, but it slowly disappears and becomes a tiny crescent moon, which eventually disappears. It then slowly reappears in the sky. During the holiday season, the installation is dedicated to love and giving, but also to transition and hope for a new year. “

Photo courtesy of F&T Group

Artist Adam Eddy (Photo courtesy of F&T Group)

Eddy received a Masters of Fine Arts from Boston University and taught art at the College of Charleston and Virginia Tech. The artist developed a bond with downtown Flushing after spending nearly all holiday seasons in the area with his Queens-based family.

“We have organized this outdoor art project with Crossing Art Gallery for over a decade to usher in the holiday season for families and individuals in the community,” said Wesley Sin, curator of the Holiday Project and marketing director of F&T Group. “The beloved children’s book author passed away earlier this year. We want to pay homage to him through this installation and commemorate his great influence on families and young generations internationally through his eternal literature.

Photo courtesy of F&T Group
Photo courtesy of F&T Group
Photo courtesy of F&T Group

Elected officials attending the installation unveiling and tree lighting on December 10 included Congresswoman Grace Meng, Senators Toby Stavisky and John Liu, City Councilor Peter Koo, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, elected board member Sandra Ung and community leaders.

“Please get the moon for me” will be on view until Monday, January 31, 2022.

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