Who cares about the arts? Waste of time, waste of money.
This and five other terrific pieces, from a collection titled Waves and Particles, come from an artist named George Sherwood. Here’s what the Hudson River Park Trust has to say about Sherwood’s installation:
Sherwood explores aesthetic systems of space, time, and the dynamic relationships of objects in motion. The choreography of each piece is governed by a set of basic movements, facilitated by an arrangement of aerodynamic surfaces connected by rotational points. His work is usually made of stainless steel, which has reflective qualities that integrate the sculpture into its environment. Wind speed and direction, shades of light, time of day, precipitation, and seasonal color transform the sculpture. The location adjacent to the Hudson River affords the optimal conditions for his work, given the reflected light from the waterway.
The artist comments about his work: “Each sculpture is a three-dimensional painting of shifting light, drawing all the colors of the environment, pulling down the sky, drawing up the earth and gathering everything in between. Quietly, gently stirring the light, each is alive: no beginning and no end.”
Here’s another one: