Monday, July 29, 2013

Resonating Bodies #1

The lute of Resonating Bodies by Tony Cragg, Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, Battery Park City, New York
The lute of “Resonating Bodies” by Tony Cragg, 1996
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, Battery Park City
New York, September 2007

See also: Resonating Bodies #2

“Created by British artist Tony Cragg, Resonating Bodies consists of a pair of bronze sculptures resembling giant musical instruments. One resembles a lute, the other, a tuba. This playful work is based on the concept that all physical bodies – including ourselves – are constantly enveloped by various energy forms from heat, light, sound, and gravity to magnetic waves, x-waves even radio and TV signals. The sculpture displays these forces with a wave-like relief on its surfaces. The work is set on the ground at the end of the tree-lined walks at the entrance to Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park. With its whimsical design and gargantuan scale, the work invites touching and interaction.”
(Public Art, Battery Park City Authority)