Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy Little Clouds Over New York

Central Park's southeast entrance, one of the city's best spots for seeing temporary art installations, has a new piece: Olaf Breuning's "Clouds."

Photo courtesy of Kelly.

The work consists of six blue clouds, hoisted 35 feet in the air by crude-looking steel supports. The idea is to evoke "the set design of a school play or child-like drawings of the sky," according to the website of the Public Art Fund, which sponsored the piece.

It also evokes the logo of Salesforce.com, but that probably wasn't the intention.

Mostly it makes me think of Bob Ross, the PBS host who encouraged us all to paint "happy little clouds."

If thinking of that doesn't make you smile as you're walking up Fifth Avenue, I don't know what will.