Field’s Jax: Fitzhugh Karol
Field’s Jax, created by Brooklyn based sculptor Fitzhugh Karol, is a series of four works created using steel recycled from a previous single large sculpture, now re-conceived as smaller and more interactive sculptures. Scattered throughout DUMBO, the sculptures’ lyrical arrangement encourages pedestrians to try to spot the next one and explore the neighborhood. Field’s Jax was previously installed in July 2018 in Washington Depot, Connecticut as a part of the Washington Art Walk. For Field’s Jax, Karol worked with nine very specific parts making up the larger sculpture to find successful new combinations.
Fitzhugh primarily works in metal, wood, and clay and creates work that ruminates on man’s imprint on the landscape. His process of creation in the studio involves playing with parts and shapes to create visually poetic combinations. Fitzhugh’s large outdoor sculptures and public works have been exhibited in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park and Staten Island’s Tappen Park.
Field's Jax are on view at Front Street at York Street, in front of Bridge Street on the corner of Prospect and Jay Streets, Clumber Corner, and Bar and Grill Park. They were installed in April 2019.
Thanks to NYC DOT Art Program and NYC Parks’ Art in the Park Program for their support in bringing these sculptures to Dumbo.