I love New York City, there are many beautiful parks and the parks offer many events, especially during the summer time. One of my favorite parks in Manhattan is Madison Square Park. They have art installations all through the year. This season, they have a forty feet high Big Bling made by American sculptor Martin Puryear. Madison Square Park website describes the Big Bling:
"Big Bling, a forty-foot high, temporary multi-tier structure will be Mad. Sq. Art’s thirty-third public art exhibition
Madison Square Park Conservancy and renowned American sculptor Martin Puryear today opened Big Bling, a major sculpture to be on view in Madison Square Park through January 8, 2017. The temporary outdoor work, the thirty-third public art exhibition mounted by Mad. Sq. Art, the free contemporary art program of Madison Square Park Conservancy, is a multi-tier wood structure wrapped in fine chain-link fence. A gold-leafed shackle is anchored near the top of the structure. At forty feet high, Big Bling achieves colossal scale and elicits a range of readings, stimulating diverse and profound interpretations of its meaning.
The largest temporary outdoor sculpture Puryear has created, Big Bling is part animal form, part abstract sculpture, and part intellectual meditation. The artist’s signature organic vocabulary appears in a graceful, sinewy outline and an amoeboid form in the work’s center. The piece “will command Madison Square Park in New York like a kind of Trojan horse,” writes Hilarie M. Sheets in the October 1, 2015 issue of The New York Times.
Big Bling’s architectural language suggests a building that is accessible by ascension through its levels. Its storeys are obstructed by chain-link fence, a barrier to entry, which covers all visible surfaces of the sculpture. In contrast to the coarse materials employed throughout most of the work, the gold shackle is a shimmering beacon that simultaneously adorns and restrains. (The term “bling” is rooted in urban youth and rap culture of the 1990s and refers to flashy jewelry and accessories.)"
私がニューヨークを好きな理由の一つが美しい公園がいたるところにある事。そして、夏にはその公園でイベントが開かれる事。マンハッタン内で好きな公園はマディソンスクエアパーク。こじんまりした公園ですが、公園にはいつも野外アートの展示があり、人気のハンバーガー屋さんシェイクシャックもありニューヨーカーにも人気な公園です。今期のアートは、彫刻家Martin Puryearの１２メートルを超える大きな作品。タイトルはBig Bling。来年１月８日までマディソンスクエアパークに展示されていますよ。ニューヨークにお越しの際には是非マディソンスクエアに訪れてみてくださいね。
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