50 Designed Pianos spread across all 5 Boroughs of New York City.
Ben's Piano is named "Liberty"
Location: Historic Richmond Town - Staten Island
Piano Description: Playful fine art piano of a deconstructed American flag. 50 Stars with the abbreviations for each state (e.g. NY for New York), 3 types of blue to simulate a flag waving in the wind, white textured paper hand-cut into signature TORNADi abstract shapes and the words of The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key hand-written in red.
Short YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf3NVB8kwpo
The Sing for Hope Pianos is New York City’s most beloved public art project and a celebration of our vision of Art for All. For two weeks in the summer, this citywide initiative brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of all five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play. During the installation, the Sing for Hope Pianos—each a unique work of art created by a different artist or designer—serve as gathering places in their communities, hosting impromptu concerts by professionals and amateurs alike in an open festival of music for all New Yorkers.
After their two weeks on the streets, Sing for Hope donates the pianos to the NYC organizations we visit on a regular basis, allowing them to enrich lives for years to come.