Madison Square Park Art Installation: Fata Morgana

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!

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