Human Nature is a large-scale, interactive sculpture installation currently on display in Rockefeller Plaza, just around the corner from my office. People usually think of Rockefeller as a holiday attraction, but they have a variety of rotating exhibits year-round and the international flag display is gorgeous any day of the year. Another interesting spot close enough to walk to during lunch? Score!
Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone created 9 of these rudimentary human figures, each between 16 and 20 feet tall, which were installed in the middle of the night during the last week of April. Visitors are encouraged to walk around and under the monoliths, noting the juxtaposition of such primal looking figures inhabiting an ultra urban environment. These abstract humans which will be inhabiting the space for the remainder of the year - hitting the road only when the time comes for this year's Christmas tree to go up.
DVC and I first saw them earlier this week when we met up at the Plaza one evening after work. It's exactly halfway between his office and mine, so it's a natural meeting point. Plus, the people watching is great. No Liz Lemon sightings yet, though, sorry guys.
Awkward ice skaters are much more entertaining than café goers.