Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

Much better seen in large format.

I remember taking this photograph and thinking what a wonderful place for children to play and excite their imaginations. (You will notice, there are tiny sculptures on these bigger pieces.)
But ... it has taken me quite a while to locate it, with information from the Internet.

I finally tracked it down as being The Real World, in Rockafeller Park, Lower Manhatten.

'The park combines views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty, a waterfront promenade, a wide green lawn and an open air permanently installed art exhibition, that is open year around and is free for everybody.
The Real World, by American Sculptor Tom Otterness, is an odd little universe installed in 1992. Otterness is best known to New Yorkers for his 2002 Life Underground installation, which is located in the 14th Street – Eighth Avenue New York City Subway station on the A C E L services. Tom has completed major outdoor commissions not only in US, but in Canada, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Real World in Nelson A. Rockefeller park is one of the Otterness's earliest public art works. In 1990 New York Times wrote : "With his commission for the north park of Battery Park City, Tom Otterness has reached a new plateau. The opportunity to make sculptures for children and adults to live with in a public space has helped him focus the playful, sinister and allegorical impulses of his work".

These children were loving every minute of their time in the park, playing on the sculptures! (This is only a small part of the bronze sculptures on offer but it is where the children were playing.)

Thank you for your interest; keep safe, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9437 W: 371 N: 21849] (85862)
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