Benjamin S. Jones, “Home for the Holidays,” 2009
Queens Crossing, Flushing, NY I Press Release
“Home for the Holidays ”celebrated the holiday season and the gift of giving during the difficult economic times in 2009. Conceived by artist Benjamin S. Jones, this 14’ x 14’ x 10’ high replica of an American Craftsman Style Bungalow, stood as an archetype of American residential architecture and a symbol of the security and protection provided by home by serving as a home for the artist, Lin Shih Pao’s permanent sculpture on Queens Crossing’s plaza. Jones “gift‐wrapped” Home for the Holidays to present to the community the gift of public art, but also to serve as a participatory gift; one he hoped would invite and encourage community members to participate with the sculpture’s message of gift giving by donating to the partner charity, The Salvation Army.