An artist's rollercoaster in Queens
Sculptor Jong Il Ma was preparing for the biggest opening of his career when Tropical Storm Hanna rudely interrupted.
His colorful installation didnt loom neatly above visitors as it was supposed to. Instead, To you was a mass of wood and string tangles.
Ma spent this past weekend patching up his intricate work at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. Hannas high winds had blown it down the night before the opening earlier this month, Ma explained.
It was on its side, so I had to gently pull it, said Korean-born Ma, motioning to a ladder. The rollercoaster-like sculpture represents the interwoven paths of life, he said.
To you, Little bigger than a sweet summer pink peach will be part of the parks fledgling artists exhibition until March. It will be Mas longest-standing installation granted other natural force doesnt interfere.