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The Greenest Point, presented by Greenpoint Innovations, is a community-focused sustainability awareness project. We bring together artists, musicians, celebrity advocates, and, the general public to experience trending arts and technology, while concurrently learning about local and global sustainability issues. Instagram: @thegreenestpoint

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Artists: FaileAskew1VextaDirector: Stephen Donofrio, Project Manager: Mark MacInnis, Creative Director: Yvette Vexta, Director of Photography: Martin Hoffman, Lead Graphic Designer: Chet Purtilar


Faile 'Love me, love me not'

Location: Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC Photo: Martin  Hoffman, Greenpoint Innovations “We try to create images that let the viewer experience a visceral emotion and give room to project into the work. The idea was the timeless theme of “love me… love me not”—aiming to depict a moment that asks the question of what kind of relationship we have with nature. Are we here to love it and take care of it or not? The frog represents nature, cleansing, rebirth and metamorphosis. We used part of a traditional polish pattern in the socks as a nod to the Polish community in Greenpoint. The orientation of the image facing the city suggests a place for thoughtful meditation within our modern age.” -Faile

Location: Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC
Photo: Martin  Hoffman, Greenpoint Innovations

“We try to create images that let the viewer experience a visceral emotion and give room to project into the work. The idea was the timeless theme of “love me… love me not”—aiming to depict a moment that asks the question of what kind of relationship we have with nature. Are we here to love it and take care of it or not? The frog represents nature, cleansing, rebirth and metamorphosis. We used part of a traditional polish pattern in the socks as a nod to the Polish community in Greenpoint. The orientation of the image facing the city suggests a place for thoughtful meditation within our modern age.” -Faile

Askew1 and Vexta 'The Thread that Binds Us'

Location: McCarren Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC Photo: Stephen Donofrio, Greenpoint Innovations “For my contribution to The Greenest Point mural I wanted to paint portraits of local people doing interesting things around sustainability within the Green Point area. I think it’s great to paint local faces, people with a genuine connection to the neighborhood and acknowledge their good work. Accompanying these paintings are additional short video pieces that can be accessed via a QR code that have each of the subjects speaking about what they do in their own words” -Askew “I wanted to draw attention to fact that we are not the only ones effected by climate change. I painted the Common Loon, Bohemian Waxwing and Purple Finch all of which are native to the NY state area. Each of these birds is climate threatened or endangered according to the Audubon report. Birds can tell us a lot about our changing atmosphere as it strongly effects their migrational range and breeding habits. As a symbol of freedom and wildness I hope that they remind us to care for this world not only for ourselves but for other creatures around us. Each bird will have a linking QR code which will provide a sound sample of their call and a statement about them in relation to Climate Change. The icebergs they fly above are constructed of geometric melting shapes which are representation of the sub atomic particles that make up all matter. Further connecting us to our changing world.” -Vexta

Location: McCarren Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC
Photo: Stephen Donofrio, Greenpoint Innovations

“For my contribution to The Greenest Point mural I wanted to paint portraits of local people doing interesting things around sustainability within the Green Point area. I think it’s great to paint local faces, people with a genuine connection to the neighborhood and acknowledge their good work. Accompanying these paintings are additional short video pieces that can be accessed via a QR code that have each of the subjects speaking about what they do in their own words” -Askew

“I wanted to draw attention to fact that we are not the only ones effected by climate change. I painted the Common Loon, Bohemian Waxwing and Purple Finch all of which are native to the NY state area. Each of these birds is climate threatened or endangered according to the Audubon report. Birds can tell us a lot about our changing atmosphere as it strongly effects their migrational range and breeding habits. As a symbol of freedom and wildness I hope that they remind us to care for this world not only for ourselves but for other creatures around us. Each bird will have a linking QR code which will provide a sound sample of their call and a statement about them in relation to Climate Change. The icebergs they fly above are constructed of geometric melting shapes which are representation of the sub atomic particles that make up all matter. Further connecting us to our changing world.” -Vexta

"The Thread that Binds Us"

Cut by Askew One
Produced by Greenpoint Innovations
Music by Christoph El Truento

Purpose of the Paint - Murals with Meaning

Askew One painted portraits of people from Williamsburg & Greenpoint, Brooklyn communities that are in some way involved with environmental issues awareness raising, working in community gardens, and ultimately trying to improve the environment that we live in. Sugar-based paint provided by Ironlak. Soundtrack by Active Child.

'Beacon of Green'

Location: Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC Photo: Stephen Donofrio, Greenpoint Innovations Greenpoint Innovations collaborated with Brooklyn Expo Center, Reveal Design Group, Philips Color Kinetics US, Brooklyn Solar Works and CAN to illuminate Greenpoint's iconic water tower in high-energy efficient green lights, powered by a pop-up solar system, to demonstrate a practical and available example of how individuals within communities can be low-carbon and sustainable.

Location: Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC
Photo: Stephen Donofrio, Greenpoint Innovations

Greenpoint Innovations collaborated with Brooklyn Expo CenterReveal Design Group, Philips Color Kinetics US, Brooklyn Solar Works and CAN to illuminate Greenpoint's iconic water tower in high-energy efficient green lights, powered by a pop-up solar system, to demonstrate a practical and available example of how individuals within communities can be low-carbon and sustainable.

Solar panels provided by Brooklyn Solar Works Photo: Stephen Donofrio, Greenpoint Innovations

Solar panels provided by Brooklyn Solar Works
Photo: Stephen Donofrio, Greenpoint Innovations

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