A CITY A WEEK AND WHY… NEW YORK
What do we love about New York? A million and one things--maybe even two
million and two things...and on any given visit we, like everyone else, may
head off in this or that direction--theater, music, dance, art, dining, shopping,
etc., etc, etc. and so on and so forth, for forever and for always--
the opportunities are, of course, endless. Inevitably though, to this ever
growing list of activities, unifying impressions do emerge. I am
struck by how many of my enduring impressions of New York begin
at street level. In fact, I've come to think of the street as a kind of urban
horizon line, serving to orient us all to what goes on above and below it.
Which brings me to a particularly intriguing set of new and temporary 'markers' on
New York's urban horizon line--Alice Aycock's recently installed sculptures
on Park Avenue, collectively known as Paper Chase. The street level swirl of
the sculptures is delightful while their very presence throws off a bit of visual tonic.
In this week's photo, that's the venerable Seagram Building
in the background, looking positively alive with warmth and gravity
against the ice cold curls of Paperchase's 'Maelstrom'.
Aycock's sculptures are up through July so down before our August trip. Trust us
though, there'll be plenty else to see and do. CLICK HERE for our
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