park : madison & kendrick


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while aimlessly wandering the streets of new york recently, i stumbled up mel kendrick's markers on display in madison square park.



it has been written that the five large sculptures were formed by layering black and white concrete to create a fossil-like surface texture with additional inspiration coming from the marble found in gothic italian cathedrals and the simplest methods of marking: placing one object on top of another.



the installation is fun for kids as they can climb on the markers and play hide & seek. it kind of reminds me of stone henge in prison stripes and offers the most wonderful see-thru views, which is great for the rest of us.

xo, cindy

9 comments:

Line said...

Art in a park is always so much fun, can't wait for my N-Y trip in spring!!!

Krissy said...

nice pics! we have a little park with sculptures and it's such a lovely getaway from the downtown city life for just a moment :)

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Great pictures....love those sculptures...I feel so out of the look Art Historically wise since having kids...good to see it through others eyes...thanks Cindy!
Char

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Wow! I think the bottom right photo looks like a stack of modern cupcake liners ... very fun for a kid's adventure in imagination!

lotta said...

Makes me long for big city life. Thanks for sharing. Happy new year!

My name is PJ. said...

Wow! They're great! My favorite is the one with the clouds!

Joyce said...

I love art that can be not only seen, but can be touched and climb on. I am glad you stumbled upon them.

Julia said...

These would be so much fun to see in person :)

Megan Walker said...

I love that last photo! xoxo