Tree Guards and Benches

Plasma-cut Painted Aluminum tree guards and benches commissioned by Myrtle Avenue Arts Association in Brooklyn, NY.

Myrtle Avenue’s tree guards and benches are both functional and durable, provide opportunities to sit for the avenue’s pedestrians, and offer a ‘canvas’ that reflects Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s creative spirit.  The overall design of the guards and benches is the result of a collaborative process with the Pratt Design Incubator. 

The design created by Debra Hampton utilizes a mirror image of cutouts taken from advertisements used in her collages. The association selected 2 tree guards and a bench in the Fort Greene neighborhood for her designs.