Certainly airplanes always figure in our dreams, but not in a way that has them doing somersaults (thank god). If you'll be in New York City this summer, the "How I Roll" artwork will be on display, out in the open, rain or shine, from June 20 until August 26. Use Foursquare to best locate it via searching for Freedman Plaza, since the park is a huge place of winding paths and footbridges.
Curious for more info on the artistic motivation and meaning? Here's the goods, straight from the NYC Parks website:
According to a famous anecdote, three pioneers of modern artConstantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, and Fernand Légerare said to have visited the 1912 Paris Air Show. Observing a propeller, Brancusi said, 'Now that is what I call sculpture!' A hundred years later, Paola Pivi’s How I Roll suggests that the modernist romance with industrial design lives on...
Airborne but flightless, its steady circular movement is mesmerizing. The shift of context from airport hangar to New York City plaza is equally dramatic. It creates the striking and surreal experience of a familiar object seen in an unexpected place doing a very unfamiliar thing. Like a child’s dream come to life, How I Roll is typical of the artist’s bold and playful imagination.
[Photo: NYC Parks]