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Debora R
Maria Hernandez Park
(Bushwick )
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the project

Bushwick Artist Alex "Rocko" Rupert's TimberWolf is an environmentally conscious, sustainable eco-design that beautifies reused and repurposed materials that are often viewed as undesirable or wasteful. 

This 7-foot wolf head wooden structure will be built with recycled lumber and collected plywood. Symbolic of an era, the plywood was once used to board up businesses vandalized during the midst of the COVID19 crises and Black Lives Matter protests. The artist is paying homage to the beauty of sustainability and our community strengths during these times.  

Working together with LIVIN NYC, a Brooklyn-based plant design company, this community collaboration will include an eco-friendly, horticultural arrangement to assimilate the structure under a camouflage of climbing ivy and plantscape.  

There will be an educational component to this project. Outdoor curriculums are even more necessary during this time of COVID19.  We've designed an environmental art program geared towards public schools and youth organizations to participate in the installation process.
This will offer students an art-based education related to the public art installation's different stages throughout the year 2020 - 2021.

Community Collaborators:

M Fine Lumber

Worthless Studios


3rd Ethos Gallery

Clean Bushwick Initiative

Bheardd Media

Local School District

The location will be amidst the low-traffic plot on the dog park's west end since dogs are a huge part of the Maria Hernandez park usage.

Second Life - At the end of the public art installation period, TimberWolf will be donated to another public space to be enjoyed; as part of future upcycling project or the materials to be repurposed for less landfill waste, for a positive impact on the environment, and for the benefit of the community.

the steps

  1. Purchase Material
  2. Coordinate Schedule with Local Schools to include installation in the academic program
  3. Install wood structure
  4. Plant Installation
  5. Public permit for the unveiling 

why we're doing it

This sculpture is a metaphor of how waste can be repurposed into a part of the culture that produces it.
It plays into the importance of resourcefulness, breathing use back into what is considered to be “used-up”.

Not only will it continue the beautification of the park, it will provide that much-needed dialogue regarding waste management in the community.


Disbursed Budget:
Concrete mix      $424.72
Food For Volunteer Carpenters        $153.72
Ace Hardware tape/blade       $10.32
Supplies       $538.62
PR       $350.00
T-Shirts       $292.50
Plants       $945.26
Video       $200.00
Event Music       $150.00
Mask       $52.98
Plant Maintenance    $1,200.00
Structure Maintenance        $891.09

TOTAL RAISED = $5,328.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $264.65
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $83.79

Original Budget:

Concrete mix       $50.00

Fasenmaster 5" screws       $150.00

Poultry staples       $25.00

Concrete Caulk       $25.00

Chicken Wire       $25.00

Varnish       $300.00

Post Digger       $20.00

Glue       $40.00

Perimeter       $900.00

On the sculpture       $1,480.00

In the sculpture       $700.00

Soil      $500.00

Maintenance    $900.00

ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.



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