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  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston (Clements/Howcroft Photography)
  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston (Clements/Howcroft Photography)
  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston (Clements/Howcroft Photography)
  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston (Clements/Howcroft Photography)
  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston
  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston
  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston
  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston
  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston
  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston
  • Serpentine Fence, Jamaica Plain South Street Mall and Court, by Beth Galston

Serpentine Fence

Artist:

Beth Galston

Location:

South Street Mall  

Location

South Street Mall
United States
42° 18' 28.5372" N, 71° 6' 55.3932" W

Neighborhood:

Jamaica Plain

Type:

Sculptural fence

Year:

2010

Medium:

Mixed media

Collection:

Funders:

Description:

The Serpentine Fence located at the South Street Mall and Courts in Jamaica Plain is art with a practical purpose. It separates the mall’s walkway and seating areas from the adjacent tennis-basketball courts. As a work of art the chain-link fence is made of specially manufactured metal mesh, coated with purple-colored vinyl. The mesh hangs from a stainless-steel serpentine rail and non-vertical posts that create the fence’s 120-feet-long, undulating pattern. At night the fence is illuminated by in-ground lights that give it new life after dark. The fence was conceived by the artist, Beth Galston; fence rail and posts were fabricated by Bartek Konieczny of Solution in Metal; the chain-link mesh was manufactured by Barry Ward Inc. The fence was installed in 2010.

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