Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Please climb!

"for your safety, do not climb the sculpture" is a sign that always accompanies large sculptures that seem to be there just for climbing.... the sign actually also accompanies sculptures or other large objects you never thought of climbing. until you saw the sign, that is.....  well, this life-size replica of lady liberty's face is an "interactive sculpture", meaning its meant for climbing! and climbed she was, mostly by children, it was lovely to watch. its called "face of liberty", made by zaq landsberg.
after i had seen a picture of this sculpture somewhere, i just had to see it for myself! its on governers island, a small island just half a mile off the southern tip of manhattan. having been to new york numerous times, and seen quite a bit of it, i have to admit i had never heard of governors island! so, that was cool, as we always try to see something in new york we havnt seen before. the island is accessible by a free ferry (from manhattan or brooklyn), but its only open during summer, and then only during weekends. there is art, a fort, sometimes there are festivals and there is a lot of green space where you can just hang out. ah, and beautiful views of manhattan! i really enjoyed walking around there, and wouldnt mind to visit it again sometime. i took quite some photos (this was back in june), so perhaps i will show you more some other time.

7 comments:

Kay said...

Good! A positive entreaty for once! It looks like a neat place.

Stefan Jansson said...

Cool. Gives me a little Planet of the Apes vibe.

biebkriebels said...

Nice photo, good idea to encourage people to climb on, that works. A very peacefull place to relax I think. I have been there too in 2009 when the Netherlands had the island full with art for the 400 years Amsterdam-NY celebrations. You don't expect it to be there and it is so easy and cheap to reach.

Wayne said...

This is a first for me.

Jack said...

Fabulous, CaT. I am really surprised that the sculpture has the three sharp points from the tiara. The USA has very strong and protective safety standards for children's play equipment -- maybe too strong, in my opinion.

Artem Tarasov said...

I immediately remembered a sign in a park in Moscow: "Do not walk on lawns and archeology monuments"

Tim said...

i never saw that girl :)