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“Echo” in the Park

I’ve passed this 44ft.  giant  girl’s head in Madison Square Park (23rd and 5th Ave. across from the flatiron building) for a few days now and have stood staring at it on more than one occasion. There’s something about it that seems other worldly. Some kind of distortion working in tandem with the over all size of it that makes your eyes play tricks on you.  It’s almost as if it’s collaged onto the landscape.  It’s very difficult to describe the effect. ” Echo”  by public artist Jaume Plensa is similar to another giant head sculpture Plensa did titled “dream”, which is 66 ft. high and is at Mount St. Helens.

There is an interesting piece on Plensa by carol Kino in the NY Times.


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