‘Paradise at the end of New York’  

Artist Statement

Coney Island can be often viewed as a condensed New York, and it is once refereed as “The heaven at the end of the subway ride”. As a popular spot for summer getaway, anyone can get on the subway to get here. It is extremely accessible to the general public for their known amusement park, beach, boardwalk and fast food. Even though all of the above represents the known reality, eliminating some aspects questions viewers to rethink their idea of somewhere where it can exist or not. Adding candy color to the familiar scenes in Coney Island, can romanticize the space as well. And all of sudden, this space becomes a wonder place filled with joy that doesn’t actually exist.