Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Blow Up Art

New York City is one of the most exciting places in the world with an energy that is indescribable. It’s truly a Mecca of creativity where the possibilities of expression are endless.

So when in New York expect the unexpected…
Subway street grates are all over the city, and as the subway passes by below a gust of wind shoots up through these grates. It’s quite the little gust that gives the unexpecting passerby an unexpected jolt. Some would call it annoying while others call it a thrill.

Artist Joshua Allen Harris decided to turn these subway gusts into an art project. He has cleverly constructed animals from shopping bags and attached them to the grates. When the subway rolls by the flaccid animals inflate and come to life. How exciting!

Here’s a video of Harris’ giraffe creation along with a brief interview.

I love New York.

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