‘Red, Yellow and Blue’ is the name of the summer public art installation at Madison Square Park in New York City.
My brother and brother-in-law took me over to see it this past weekend. The park was bubbling with activity, as it would be on a perfect summer weekend afternoon. In the midst of the gorgeous, tall trees, the green grass, the leash-free parkette for dogs, the children’s playground, park benches, and the ever-popular and always- a-long-long-long line-up-for, ‘Shake Shack’…was this Remarkable. Work of Art.
The piece is made of 1.4 million feet of rope. Painted in the three primary colours. The rope was gathered along the Eastern oceans and waterways, and hand-knotted by the artist, Orly Genger. Ms. Genger, born in 1979, is a contemporary American Sculptor and a New Yorker.
From the artist:
“The tradition of knitting carries the sharing of stories and the installation draws on that idea. The re-purposed rope brings with it the stories of different locations and by knotting it, a space is created for the words and thoughts of viewers in New York City to complete the work, creating a silent dialogue that waves along.”
The sculpture is part of the Madison Square Conservancy’s groundbreaking Madison Square Park public art program – Mad. Sq. Art. Each season, there’s a new installation by a prominent international artist.
Just another reason to love New York City – the commitment to art..public art!
And, I do…
I love New York.