There is a new public art installation in Madison Square Park featuring 3 large bronze sculptures by British artist Tony Cragg composed of “repeated facial profiles and torqueing imagery”. It’s called Walks of Life and it will be up until February 8th, 2015.
The works are dramatic and bold, and a refreshing addition to the park’s lawn and gravel area. Cragg makes something as hard a metal appear malleable and amorphous.
A Statement from the artist: “I think that sculpture is a kind of sensitizing activity and that it has a role in being a catalyst that may lead to more sensitive thinking. It’s a materialist’s too, which I would hope would also lead to a more open-minded approach to the world around us.”
The sculpture is part of the Madison Square Conservancy’s groundbreaking Madison Square Art public art program. Each season you will find thought-provoking sculptures, structures, video and audio art throughout the park by the most prominent artists in the world including Antony Gormley, Orly Genger, Iván Navarro, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.