If you’re any where nearby you should really make time to experience the amazing new sculpture at the entrance to Central Park on the corner of 59th St. and 5th Ave. The only things missing are Toto and Dorothy.
“Rising more than 30 feet to meet the treetops of Central Park, Tornado brings together a series of opposites. It combines lightness and weight, with looming black “clouds” made from inflated truck tire inner tubes that gently shift in the breeze. Its muscular steel armature zigzags from top to bottom while ballooning rubber forms that hang in bunches from its spiraling arms are knotted together in bulging clusters. Like a tornado, which is violently powerful but also literally made of air, Sailstorfer’s towering work provides a visceral experience of sculptural form and materials in tension, massive but also vulnerable.” http://www.nyc-arts.org/events/15612/michael-sailstorfer-s-tornado
This arresting sculpture is a powerful response to the attributes of the site for which it was conceived and to the epic scale of New York City.
- Directions: Subways: N or R to Fifth Avenue; 4, 5 or 6 to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue