It's hard to know what to make of the Loch Ness Monster public art being rolled out in a salt marsh in Marine Park in the far reaches of Brooklyn, except that it launches the same week as the Floating Tree and that it's sponsored by developer Bruce Ratner. The 12 1/2-foot replica of the mythical monster is the work of artist Cameron Gainer and it's being floating out to its new home as we speak via boat, diver and park ranger. We're not sure if Nessie will be as the LIC bird condo, but the timing is a nice touch.
· Art in the Parks [nyc.gov]
· Monsters Aren't Real, but Murderers Are [L Magazine]
· Loch Ness Monster Emerges in Brooklyn [About Brooklyn]