About the artwork
Peace Makers & Dream Machine II
Internationally known Brazilian-American visual artist Rubem Robierb has created a 10-foot painted fiberglass and stainless steel sculpture entitled Peace Makers and a fiberglass sculpture with steel base entitled Dream Machine II – both of which will be displayed in the Park from May 2021 – May 2022. Peace Makers is inspired by recent and ongoing worldwide protests for racial justice and will be located near the 103rd Street Footbridge. Dream Machine II is a tribute to the human spirit, symbolizing strength and resilience in the face of immense challenges, and will be located near the Bronx Shore Picnic Area.
About the artist
Rubem Robierb is known for the strong symbolism and underlying messages present in his art. He uses his art to discuss difficult topics about deep rooted social issues: LGBTQ+ rights, women’s empowerment, immigration, equality, gun control, worldwide protests, climate change, racism, and bullying.