Outdoor sculpture park Art Omi had already commissioned a large-scale multimedia work by Puerto Rican artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo for early summer 2020. Little did the arts center know how timely the interactive installation would be.

The pandemic hit in March, forcing the closure of most businesses as well as museums and art galleries. Art Omi, located on 120 acres in Columbia County, and recently named one of the best sculpture parks in the country, could accommodate socially distanced crowds and soon became one of the few open art destinations in the Hudson Valley, drawing art lovers and anyone seeking vast outdoor spaces during quarantine.