Monday, April 07, 2014

'Park Avenue Paper Chase'

A gorgeous art installation has sprung up on the median of Park Avenue.

"Park Avenue Paper Chase," created by Alice Aycock, consists of a series of aluminum sculptures painted white. There are six of them between 52nd and 66th streets.

The sculpture pictured above is called "Cyclone Twist," and the names of the others follow a similar theme: "Twin Vortexes," "Maelstrom," "Spin-the-Spin."

Perhaps this is a statement about New York and its affinity for various types of paper chases: paperwork, pushing paper, making paper profit. These things can occasionally blow up into something more catastrophic. Is Aycock's work meant to be an indictment of the 2008 financial crisis?

Probably not.

In any case, it looks cool.