It’s not only the sight of hundreds of glittering vultures perched alone or huddled in groups in front of the Enid A Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) that startles passersby; it’s also the way these stark, shimmering sculptures contrast the vibrance of surrounding blood-red, burgundy, purple and orange-colored blooms and the various green hues of springtime undergrowth. Together, this astonishing spectacle forms one component of …things come to thrive…in the shedding…in the molting…, an enveloping series of installations by visual artist Ebony G Patterson. For anyone who has dreamed of visiting this verdant wonderland in The Bronx, Patterson gives reason to do so now.
ARTIST EBONY G. PATTERSON'S SURREAL SITE-SPECIFIC WORK AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
David Graver, Cool Hunting, May 30, 2023