Credit: Julienne Schaer

Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York got its first site-specific installation this summer with three new sculptures by the artist Oscar Tuazon: The Rain is a 10-foot-square cast-cement tube embedded with a tree; A Machine is a tall tree, from which water will flow; and People is a handball wall anchored by a tree trunk. Tuazon, 37, based in his hometown of Seattle as well as Paris, says that he's inspired by "outlaw architecture," the type of work created by hippies who go off the grid. In his Brooklyn installation, People—paid for by New York's Public Art fund—Tuazon uses trees to explore the improvisational nature of urban neighborhoods. But they also provide a visual connection between the Manhattan and skyline and the park's own trees. Through April 26, 2013. •