Times Square

Cool Water, Hot Island

The five block, 50,000 square foot painting covering the surface of Broadway from 47th to 42nd Streets in Times Square will be installed in June and remain for 18 months.

The color palette of cool blues alludes to the historical geography of midtown, especially the Great Kill stream that once flowed near contemporary Times Square. The cool colors were chosen to make the plazas more calm and comfortable for pedestrians, and to contrast with the reds and yellows of the neon billboards.

Daily documentation of production can be found here


Artforum, 500 Words, Molly Dilworth, Stephanie Snyder, August 28, 2010

The Epoch Times, Times Square's 'Great White Way' Turns Blue, Susan Tan, July 28, 2010

DNA Info, Broadway Turning Blue For Times Square Urban River Art Project, Jill Colvin, July 27, 2010

The Village Voice, Molly Dilworth, Public Artist, Paints a River in Times Square, Leslie Minora, July 26, 2010

WNYC, Putting Paint to the Pavement in Times Square, Amy Pearl, July 9, 2010

Italian Vogue, Times Square: The "land art" of Molly Dilworth that will refresh New York's scalding summer. Alice Capiaghi, May 31, 2010

Wall Street Journal, Artist to Paint The Great White Way Blue, Alexandra Cheney, May 26, 2010

Flavorwire, Pic of the Day: Molly Dilworth Makes Over Times Square, Caroline Stanley, May 25, 2010

Huffington Post, Molly Dilworth's "Cool Water, Hot Island" Makes A River In Times Square, May 25, 2010

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn Artist Wins Times Square Plaza Redesign Bid, Caitlin McNamara, May 24, 2010

Fast Company, Times Square Set for Colorful Makeover Before Summer's Tourist Rush, Jill Singer, May 24, 2010

The L Magazine, Brooklyn Artist's Wavy Times Square Pedestrian Plaza Design Coming Soon. Benjamin Sutton, May 24, 2010

WNYC, The New Times Square Unveiled, Andrea Bernstein, May 23, 2010