This three-dimensional colorful drawing that is a joyous tangle in the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, New York City, captures the energy and delight I have been feeling since the trees began to blossom here and the tulips and daffodils are popping open. The sculptor named it “To You, Little Bigger than a Sweet Summer Pink Peach.” I guess right after it was installed last fall, a big storm blew it on its side. It has since been put upright, though I am not sure it matters.
I have been re-reading philosopher Bruce Wilshire on field theory and he noted that there “seems to be only a field of dynamically reciprocating and dancing energies, interlacing ‘nodes’ within a ‘field.'” The zooming curves and swooping colors here animate this otherwise unremarkable park and make tangible the ideas of Bruce Wilshire on the importance of the arts in challenging old divisions and inventories.