This large installation consists of multiple pieces of furniture arranged as an open air living room in an area that had once been the site of a commercial building but for decades served as a plaza connecting a parking lot to a business district. Commissioned by the City of Princeton through the work of their public arts commission Burton envisioned a space that would be like no other. The resulting work contains full-sized mosaic furniture. Two arm chairs, a couch, a table, and a bench make up this installation which is covered by soaring sun shades and lit after dark with Edison lights.
Women's Centennial Sculpture
The mosaic sculpture and benches, which make up the Women’s Suffrage Plaza, were designed by Burton.The ideas and content of the pieces were developed in collaboration with community organizers representing fourteen participating civic organizations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment establishing a woman’s right to vote.
October 31, 2020