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.
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…
6 thoughts on “Madison Square Park Art Installation: Fata Morgana”
The slide show was delightful.
Well I do try. I’m glad you liked it. I’m trying to catch up with all my drafts. Thank you, Anne!
Beautiful! I wish I were closer to visit this art installation. Nice photos and slideshow.
Thank you. It’s on display till next year so you still have time. So maybe you’ll visit?
Maybe! There are so many places on my wish-to-visit list!
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 – https://www.happinessandfood.com/event-horizon-naked-man-statues-in-hong-kong/