Escape From a Giant Work of Art

Escape From a Giant Work of Art

One of the sculptures by Ai Weiwei in the series “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” displayed throughout the city. For the entrance to Central Park at 60th Street, Ai has created this giant Gilded Cage that “simultaneously evokes the luxury of Fifth Avenue and the privations of confinement. Visitors are able to enter its central Space, which is surrounded by bars and turnstiles. Functioning as a structure of both control and display, the work reveals the complex power dynamics of repressive architecture”. (quote by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund)

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A Dedicated Guardian of the Land

A Dedicated Guardian of the Land

Farmer John Gorzynski, in the outdoor Photo-mural exhibit by photographer Francesco Mastalia “Organic Farmers of the Hudson Valley”, displayed at South Street Seaport on Front and Beekman Street. I’ve know John since the late 1980’s and have been enjoying his vegetables, sold at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, ever since. This is his story: “In 1982 I farmed along with quite a number of other farmers from New York state, NOFA [Northeast Organic Farming Association] New York, which was a grassroots organisation. I was elected as chairman for the first couple of years, and towards the end of my reign we decided as a board that we should form our own certification agency that would certify organic farmers and we proceeded to set up standards that were among the strictest, if not the strictest in the organic industry in this country. The first 20 years of my farming life I was certified, from 1979 up until the UDSA took over. As soon as the USDA became involved the definition was diminished to the point where I could no longer be certified. It didn’t come near to my standards of what I felt organic should be, and there was no way I was going to validate or lend my credibility, that of my farm and my life of 20 years worth of work, of making the word organic mean something. I totally withdrew my name from the word. I can look back and know I did no harm, and I’m leaving thing better then I found them.

A Man of Steel

A Man of Steel

Sculpture “The Guardians: Superhero, 2013” by Antonio Pio Saracino, commissioned by Three Bryant Park; Verizon Plaza, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York City.

A Weighty Telephone Call

A weighty telephone call

A lady calling under pressure, seen at 53rd street and Sixth Avenue, New York City.

“1612 Dots” a project by Jonathan Horowitz

"1612 Dots" a project by Jonathan Horowitz

With the instruction to paint a perfect, solid black dot, using only paint and brushes, 1612 people passing through the Oculus at the World Trade Center painted the 1612 dots which make up this installation. Of all 7.49 billion people in the world everyone paints with a different hand and everyone speaks with a different voice, yet “everyone is created equal” “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our ability to recongnize, accept, and celebrate those differences” (quote by Audre Lorde)

Cone Fixing Cylinder

Cone Fixing Cylinder

“Cone Fixing Cylinder” by Tom Otterness, one of my favorite sculptors, at Marlborough, West 57th street.

Windblown

Windblown

MTA employees surrounded by flying paper, from Sarah Sze’s “Blueprint for a Landscape” mural at the 96th street station of the new Second Avenue Subway in New York City.

Swing Time

Swing Time

“The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation” is a giant, collective musical instrument that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds. Each swing represents one of four instruments – piano, harp, guitar, vibraphone – and triggers sound when participants swing back and forth. Battery Park City, New York.

Hypnotized

Hypnotized

Olympic Tower in Midtown Manhattan.

Under the watchful eye of Moonbird

Texting under the watchful eye of Joan Miro's "Moonbird" sculpture at the Solow Building on 58th Street , New York

Texting under the watchful eye of Joan Miro’s “Moonbird” sculpture at the Solow Building on 58th Street , New York


Lumix GX7 with the Leica 25mm f1.4 lens.

They walk all over me…

Inside Out Project In New York City by Artist JR - portraits of the public in  Times Square, New York City.

Inside Out Project In New York City by Artist JR – portraits of the public in Times Square, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

Harp and Horses

Nick Cave horses at Grand Central Terminal

Nick Cave horses at Grand Central Terminal


Canon S100.

Caught in a Vortex

A self-portrait by means of Saint Clair Cemin's sculpture "Vortex", part of the Saint Clair Cemin on Broadway exhibit.

A self-portrait by means of Saint Clair Cemin’s sculpture “Vortex”, part of the Saint Clair Cemin on Broadway exhibit.


Canon S100.

Malabarismo Lineal

Malabarismo Lineal, 2011 by Rafael Barrios. Cool artwork on Park Avenue. These are solid two-dimensional sculptures that appear to be transparent three-dimensional works of art seen from certain angles. New York City.

Malabarismo Lineal, 2011 by Rafael Barrios.
Cool artwork on Park Avenue. These are solid two-dimensional sculptures that appear to be transparent three-dimensional works of art seen from certain angles.
New York City.


Canon S100