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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.”

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(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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Brownstein (2014-06-24 005)Two weeks ago, I was walking by Madison Square Park and I noticed some new art installations, so I detoured through the park to see what they were.

This art is by Rachel Feinstein. It’s called Folly. And what is a folly? “A folly is an edifice built without function or purpose, or a structure identified by its foolheartiness and the primacy of its appearance.”  The three pieces fit the name; each piece also had its own name.

Though each looks as if it was cut from paper, the medium is aluminum.

There were quite a few people sitting on the grass around the Cliff House.  When I visited the Rococo Hut,  someone had just put his head through the opening and had his picture taken. The Flying Ship was in the shade, so no one was around it. These lawns had previously been closed for seeding.

The installation will be in the park until September 7th if you are interested.

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(2014-04-15 003This display was in Madison Square Park a few weeks ago; I forgot to blog it. It’s no longer there, having been taken down at the end of April.

I spotted it walking along Fifth Avenue. There hasn’t been any art in the park since before the winter’s snows; this was the first. So, I took some time to walk through the park and snap some pics.

This is an installation by the artist Ivan Navarro, who lives in Brooklyn, entitled “This Land is Your Land.” It’s made up of three water towers; these tanks have glass bottoms through which you can look up and into infinity. That’s the illusion. Three different designs seem to climb up and up, eventually disappearing in the distance.

Navarro took the name of his work from Woody Guthrie’s 1940 song and ties into many of the themes Guthrie sang about.

I’ve included the description as well as the images. Sometimes it’s better not to read the description and just enjoy the installation.

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I was walking by Madison Square Park and saw this installation.

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