Elements Unite in Madison Sq. Park

In Art by Cinnamon McCullum

One of the best things about living in New York City is how you’re surrounded by art at virtually every turn.  You could be looking for it or stumble upon it, it makes no difference. The creativity here is much like the sea. It can not be contained or overlooked. Nor should it be.

Orly Genger – who is half of the design duo Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer – recently unveiled her latest installation in Madison Square Park.  Red, Yellow and Blue features 1.4 million feet of recycled lobster trap rope from the East Coast shoreline. The rope was cleaned, hand-crocheted, and painted in primary colors by a small, dedicated team. Now, these bright rope dunes, waves and enclosures reshape the urban oasis into a totally new space to enjoy.  The project from start to finish was over two years in the making.  As Madison Square Park Conservancy President Debbie Landau explained, “It’s for the people. It’s meant to be touched and used and sat on.”

If you find yourself in the vicinity, I suggest you go and do just that.