A Semi-Accurate Depiction of The Baylander 514-IX and Her Aircraft While Stationed at Wallabout Bay, 2017



32.75 x 67.50 in

83.2 x 171.4 cm

Edition of 15

This work is signed and dated.

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About The Work

The cyanotype, A Semi-Accurate Depiction of The Baylander 514-XI and Her Aircraft While Stationed at Wallabout Bay, is a diagram and depiction of Riley's critically acclaimed public artwork Fly By Night (2016) commissioned by New York based public art agency Creative Time and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. During the late spring of 2016, Riley orchestrated a series of weekend evening events with a massive flock of trained pigeons. At the call of a whistle, thousands of birds emerged from their home in a converted historic boat docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The pigeons circled above the river as the sun set over Manhattan, and small leg bands, traditionally used to carry messages, were replaced with tiny LED lights, illuminating the sky in a transcendent union of public art and nature. The iconic Brooklyn Navy Yard once housed the Navy's first and largest messenger pigeon fleet in operation from the late 1860s until 1901.

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