Tribeca Park’s New Sculpture

On Monday, a new eight-foot-tall sculpture will be officially unveiled in Tribeca Park (W. Broadway and Sixth Ave.): Rebecca Manson‘s Come Closer and the View Gets Wider. The press release:

Come Closer and the View Gets Wider is a sphere of tiny porcelain sculptures, each an intimate, bone-like shape, adhered and supported by an elaborate system of aluminum and epoxy. Comprised of innumerable parts which on their own may appear insignificant, the structure celebrates the idea that small things together amount to something impactful; a monument to collective consciousness.

Manson’s work stretches the limits of ceramics, challenging preconceived notions regarding fragility. “My work uses ceramics as a metaphor for the individual and societal body,” says Manson. “This sculpture was informed by the process of working with clay, a nature that wants to collapse. For me, ceramics is tied to personal resilience and rebuilding in the face of adversity.”

Come Closer and the View Gets Wider was specifically designed for outdoor public display in collaboration with Sigma Design Company, with support from the Windgate Project Grant and NYC Parks. The work will be installed by SRI Fine Art Services and will be on view through July 2019.

 

5 Comments

  1. This looks like a massive ball of yarn, which of course will function as a cat magnet. Soon our streets will be overrun by cats. Well, no more rats then at least!

  2. Mega trypophobia trigger!

  3. Whoa looks awesome, I wanna see the scale in person!

  4. The close-up image is so intriguing. Can there be a contest to guess how many bones there are?

  5. Cool sculpture. I like the revolving art pieces in the little triangle park. Check out the sculpture show at Met Breur. Worth the trip uptown.

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