Madison Square Park Art Installation: Fata Morgana

This art installation by Teresita Fernandez had debuted for the Summer of 2015 in Madison Square Park. This park has ever-changing art all year around and I love it! This art project, Fata Morgana, is biggest yet, it consists of huge hovering steel discs shined to a mirror finish hanging from a steel girder structure along the walkway paths of the park. The sculpture reflects the trees and light of the park and the people who walk under it.

In nature, a Fata Morgana is a horizontal mirage that forms across the horizon line. Alluding to this phenomenon, Fernández’s project introduces a shimmering horizontal element to the Park that will engage visitors in a dynamic experience. The installation is a mirror-polished, golden metal sculpture that will hover above the Park’s winding walkways to define a luminous experiential passage for Park visitors. The metal forms, perforated with intricate patterns reminiscent of foliage, will create abstract flickering effects as sunlight filters through the canopy, casting a golden glow across the expanse of the work, paths, and passersby.

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Art is everywhere in New York City and I love it ! If you are in Manhattan you can see this installation til early 2016, I can’t imagine how beautiful it will be when snow is on the ground. Do you have these kinds of public art pieces in your city ? If so let me know about it in the comments, add pictures too!

Until our next rendezvous…


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  6 comments for “Madison Square Park Art Installation: Fata Morgana

  1. June 28, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    The slide show was delightful.

    • June 28, 2015 at 12:06 AM

      Well I do try. I’m glad you liked it. I’m trying to catch up with all my drafts. Thank you, Anne!

  2. June 28, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Beautiful! I wish I were closer to visit this art installation. Nice photos and slideshow.

    • June 28, 2015 at 7:28 PM

      Thank you. It’s on display till next year so you still have time. So maybe you’ll visit?

  3. May 3, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    Wow! That is so unique. Would you believe there is this art on naked sculptures? I saw it in Hong Kong and people were doing crazy stuff with it. Check this out when you get time –

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