MAJOR TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART IN NEW YORK CITY: Alice Aycock‘s Park Avenue Paper Chase is a series of seven sculptures that were created for the heart of Manhattan on Park Avenue between 52nd and 57th Streets. Ranging from 12 to 27 feet in height and 18 to 70 feet in length, the aluminum and fiberglass works of art form an inspiring presence. Beginning Saturday, 8 March, Aycock’s public art project will be on view through 20 July 2014.
According to Aycock: ” I tried to visualize the movement of wind energy as it flowed up and down the avenue creating random whirlpools, touching down here and there and sometimes forming dynamic three-dimensional massing of forms. The sculptural assemblages suggest waves, wind turbulence, turbines, and vortexes of energy.”
Alice Aycock’s pubic art project is presented under the auspices of The Fund for Park Avenue and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.