Friday, May 24, 2013

Art in the Park


meet me at the park
lie down with me
on luscious lawns
i crave sunlight
and open spaces
where i can think freely
unbound
where i can feel my colors
the energy of red
the joy of yellow
the serenity of blue
it is here
that i find myself and you


There is a new art exhibition at Madison Square Park in New York City, Red, Yellow and Blue, created by artist Orly Genger. Hand-knotted nautical rope in three primary colors surrounds the park's lawns. Here it is in red. 


Here it is in yellow. Altogether, it's 1.4 million feet of rope! The rope has been collected and repurposed from up and down the Eastern Seaboard.


Here it is in blue. This colorful art exhibition certainly makes visiting the park an interesting experience! I enjoyed walking around and relaxing on this beautiful, sunny day!


The poem is posted for The Imaginary Garden where Shay invites us to write a poem with "location" as the central and integral part of the writing. Enjoy my poem and photos and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
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54 comments:

  1. Filled with colours of spring, may everyone's life be filled with these hues.....

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  2. Wow! That is one crowded park! I guess life in big cities has the inhabitants longing for outdoors.

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    1. Yes, it gets crowded on a sunny day like this, and the art exhibition is attracting more people than ever. But it's pleasant to be there. The blossoming trees and flowers are very pretty :)

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  3. I win
    Not a sin
    At my bin
    Looks like much art is let in
    Sure would be a sight to see
    As the sun shines through a tree

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  4. WOW. how long will that be on exhibit?

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    1. Until September 8. Thanks for the visit, Marian :)

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  5. Your poem reflects the sense of place in a wonderful way. The photos deepen the sense of place. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wow the poem. Wow the exhibit. Wow the art of putting them together.

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  7. I cannot even comprehend how many hours that took to knot all those ropes.

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    1. It took over 2 1/2 years of planning and conceiving the artwork. It took 11 days to install it in the park. :)

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  8. I love the idea of repurposing rope and I'm glad you showed us pictures. I'm not sure the park is the place for this, though... it takes away from the natural beauty. I would LOVE to see this rope, say, around parking meter poles, places where no color lives, in the city of New York. Hey, how about Mayor Bloomberg... oh, never mind... The poem's what counts, and how you brought the romance to yards of rope is so creative, so beautiful! Amy

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    1. Thanks for your viewpoint, Amy. If you're there in the park, the sculptures actually create cozy "chambers," where you have a feeling of being indoors/outdoors. It doesn't intrude with the park, but surrounds it in an energetic, undulating wave of colors. I do enjoy being in the midst of it all. Glad you liked the poem! :)

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  9. I read about this exhibit and saw a few photos in the NY Times (I think) ... seeing your photos, reading your poem brought it all to life for me.

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  10. Che bella creatività!! mi piace, bello vedere anche un parco fiorito in una bella giornata di sole....da noi c'è un freddo! ciao Cri : )

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  11. beautiful poetry and very cool photos!

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  12. Bella l'idea delle corde colorate,il parco sembra bellissimo,complimenti per le foto!
    Ciao,un abbraccio!

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  13. Filet rouge
    Filet jaune
    Filet Bleu
    Pour attraper des coeurs de toutes les couleurs

    J'aime quand l'art va à la rencontre la nature

    Merci pour ce partage Loredana

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    1. Translation:

      Red net
      Yellow net
      Blue net

      To catch hearts of all colors

      Very pretty poem, merci, Pascal :)

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  14. I completely agree. Get me in the sun, and let's talk about colors. Gorgeous pictures!

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  15. The kind of art I'd love to see. So appreciate the photos. Crowded park but looks like everyone just enjoying the day. I can feel you soaking up that sun and entrenched in the colors.

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  16. It seems a crazy thing to do but the interplay of light and shadows on the primary colours, juxtaposed against the 'natural' parks cape works really well, or is it just your skill in capturing it?

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment. You have to be there to really experience it. :) But the art does create lights and shadows that blend in well with the natural surroundings. It certainly is a conversational piece, generating some interesting comments here! :)

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  17. Thank you for sharing your park...
    and for the photos of the exhibit. It must be different than anyone can imagine...I think that I would go figuring I wouldn't like it and leave loving it.

    Peace,
    Siggi

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    1. Yes, it's not for everyone, but if you keep an open mind, you may enjoy it :)

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  18. wow, that's a LOT of rope! quite an interesting exhibit.

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  19. I would have said I've seen lots of nautical rope in my day, but I've never seen this much, nor have I seen any used in this amazing way.
    I love these lines:
    "the energy of red
    the joy of yellow
    the serenity of blue"
    K

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  20. What a beautiful park...looks like a beautiful place to take in nature and breathe in inspiration

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  21. What an awesome exhibition! So unique and colorful. And your poem is beautiful! I'd love to lie down in the park :)

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  22. Wow that's some extraordinary color in those images...what a wonderful park this looks to be.

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  23. Love those vivid colors in the art work.

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  24. Thank you for sharing this exhibit and your view...
    they tie nicely together!
    YOUR words are just as artful~
    :D

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  25. A day lounging at a park would be nice, but with such a fun exhibit and backdrop for photography ... Well, all the more fun!

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  26. Cara Loredana,una giornata così bella e le installazioni meravigliose! Che fortuna essere a New York con te
    con la musica dei tuoi versi a farci sognare di sedere su questi prati inondati di luce e colore!!!
    Un abbraccio,Rita.

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  27. What an interesting and colorful display. Very nice.

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  28. Oh now that's cool art in the park!

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  29. I really like the blue shot of the rope fence circling the tree. It seems to be embracing it.

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    1. Thank you, Pauline, that's my favorite, too--it's serene :)

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  30. This is amazing! Living far from the city is wonderful.. but we miss out on exhibits like this. :)

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    1. Thank you, Amanda. I actually live in a small town, about 35 miles from New York City. But it's a short train ride to the city, and I love art :)

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  31. Wow, look at that. Colorful to the max! Great photographs, and thanks so much for being part of FBF.

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    1. Thank you, Shay! I enjoyed the location theme--what a great variety of poems it inspired :)

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  32. Visiting from Top Shot....intriguing art♫ Thanks for sharing this. My top shot: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/abstract/

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  33. WOW! Very nice and colorful art exhibition :)
    Beautiful poem too :)

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  34. What an amazing art exhibition, it is exploding with colors ~

    Thanks for sharing Loredana ~

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  35. Hi! I love the shot of the tree with the blue wall.

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  36. I love the art and the poem is so reflective

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  37. I love parks at spring time, so colourful and cheerful!

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  38. Bellissimi immagini di una città in piena primavera ed avvolto dal sole , colori ed allegria. Ciao Loredana, buona settimana.

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  39. What an amazing exhibition! It must have taken so much time! I learned to tie knots from my Grandfather who was a fisherman. I love to see the 'art' still flourishing. Your poem is perfect! Hope your week is lovely, Loredana! xx

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  40. J'aime la dernière photo qui résume bien les précédentes

    Jaune, joie des fleurs
    Vert, espérance des arbustes
    Rouge, amour du filet attrape cœur
    Voir la vie en couleur
    Redonne espoir
    Et joie

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  41. Very interesting artwork. So colorful!

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