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Art or Not–You Decide

(2016-05-10 002)This is a piece of modern art that is in Madison Square Park. I took the photos on two different occasions.

It’s called Big Bling and was created by Martin Puryear. It took me a while to get the photographs about Puryear and his creation because every time I passed by, tourists were reading the sign and I didn’t have time to wait for them to finish.

When I first saw it made with wood and chicken wire (fencing wire?), I thought “squirrel condo,” probably because of all the squirrels in the park, and there were many running around it.

Perhaps Puryear is commenting on “bling” and what it means to society–or what really makes up “bling.”

Enjoy.

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Art or Not–You Decide

(2015-06-30 001)Haven’t done one of these in a while.

Fata Morgana, art by Teresita Fernandez, is on exhibit in Madison Square Park.

I found the installation interesting. What did detract from it were the girders and poles that were very industrial. From this framework was hung nearly 250 discs.

I happen to like walking under the discs. The sunlight distorts the cut metal shapes in the discs on the pavement.

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Art or Not–Should I Ask?

Okay, for at least the last four weeks, these “snow” people have been haunting the “confluence” of Broadway and Fifth Avenue across from Madison Square Park. The first time I saw them, t I thought that someone had built snowpeople. The tourista have been flocking around them, and usually what they find interesting I avoid.

Today, I decided to snap a few quick pics. I thought they were idiotic, but after looking at the photos, I find them funny–even though they scream snow!

What do you think?

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Art or Not? You Decide

In the courtyard of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where people can eat their cafe meals under the sun, is an installation of art. I took some quick pictures.

Anna Tarantino’s Growth Chart is lazer-cut vinyl on existing glass windows. These windows are the skylights that light up the cafe and children’s garden below.

Art or not?

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