Roosevelt Island's Public Outdoor Pool Goes Technicolor With "Asylum"

There is a new Asylum on Roosevelt Island, and the patients are pool goers.

This past week, Minneapolis-based artist Hot Tea estranged himself from his usual artistic medium of yarn, and brought a pop of color to the narrow island by transforming the public Manhattan Park swimming pool into a work of art.

Hot Tea named the huge mural "Asylum", and explained his inspiration to Brooklyn Street Art

This piece is inspired by my color field installations that take up both private and public spaces. I love introducing color to spaces that seem neglected or forgotten.

The pool opened Memorial Day weekend and is fully furnished with lounge chairs and cabanas.

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