Claudia Fontes (b. 1964, Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and works in Brighton, England. Foreigners depicts three figures in the act of embracing each other. The sculpture is made of underwater concrete, with holes and pores that can function as habitat for local birds during the exhibition, and, after the exhibition, as oyster habitat in the waters of the Hudson River.
Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Doug Oliver, Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Susan Scherr, Susan Viniar, and Anonymous.