I can’t believe my luck that my daily “commute” to the office includes a walk through Madison Square Park in Manhattan. I have loved this park since I moved to New York from my hometown Munich more than 20 years ago. To me it has always felt very European and extraordinarily elegant. The splendor of the landscaping deserves its own post, but this time I would like to give you a preview of the new installation for spring and summer that will open on May 2. I have been witnessing its daily progress towards completion in wonder for some time now, but today was such a perfect blue-bird day that I could not resist and take a few pictures with my BB to share with you.
I must admit I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
It is called Red, Yellow and Blue and is a work by Orly Genger, an artist who lives in New York City and works in Brooklyn. It will eventually consist of 1.4 million feet of rope–equating to about 20 times the length of Manhattan–covered in nearly 3,000 gallons of paint, and weighing an astounding 100,000 pounds. Red, Yellow and Blue uses repurposed rope collected from hundreds of miles up and down the Eastern seaboard, introducing three separate wavelike structures into the park. They create intimate rooms for trees and expanses of lawn and sky that the visitor is invited to explore and somehow they embrace the entire park. Whenever I walk by, my eyes find different angles. Can’t wait to see what it looks like tomorrow.
Have a great weekend!