The busy streets of Manhattan will now occupy a new sculpture, on the corner of 39th Street and 5th Avenue.
New York City artist, Jordan Baker-Caldwell‘s work will be featured in his hometown after two years of working on producing one of his biggest pieces. Caldwell’s artistry is known for mostly being made out of steel, exploring the usage of shapes, symbols, and iconography. Although his piece, “The Giving Tree,” sits right outside the Paris Blues bar in Harlem, he’s moving on up to being granted the first African American to receive a permanent sculpture on the streets of NYC by the city, PR Web reports.
His latest, 9 feet tall sculpture, “Ascension,” will be installed in midtown Manhattan on August 9. It’s described as “a large tubular form made of weathering steel that appears to be standing on its edge. The seemingly precarious way the piece rests challenges the viewer’s sense of spatial awareness, creating a quiet moment of contemplation amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.”
If you live in the tri-state area or are visiting New York, stop by and check out the new sculpture in August. Jordan’s work is also currently featured in the Flux Art Fair at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem until September 30.