Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Counting Sheep in Times Square

Counting Sheep (2011) by Brooklyn artist Kyu Seok Oh with the Times Square Alliance, in partnership the West Harlem Art Fund -- a 36-foot long and 12 feet wide, installation consisting of a flock of 24 hand-made paper sheep sculptures on 6” to 16” high platforms.

Counting Sheep will be on display in Times Square from March 1 – 7, 2011 on the northern end of Broadway Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets.

All of the sheep are hand-made by the artist himself in a labor-intensive process involving natural and traditional materials. “I like to think that both paper and wood, though processed to be used as structural materials, are in fact very much alive as part of nature,” the artist explains. “A group of white paper sheep suddenly emerging from a corner of Times Square will create a contrast to the intimidating, chaotic atmosphere associated with that sleepless corner of the world. Soft, white, and standing together these sheep will invite the neon covered surrounding buildings and large excited crowds to relax, count the sheep and even doze off a little.”

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