Photo by James Ewing
On view until August 14, Madison Square Park Conservancy's newest guest sculpture is Jaume Plensa's Echo. This monumental sculpture, in terms of both scale and impact, stands about 4-stories in the midst of the park, nestling itself among the surrounding buildings in New York.
As quoted from the Conservancy's website, "Echo […] depicts a nine-year old girl from Plensa’s Barcelona neighborhood, lost in a state of thoughts and dreams. […] Echo’s towering stature and white marble-dusted surface harmoniously reflect the historic limestone buildings that surround the park. […] Plensa’s sculpture also refers to an episode in Greek mythology in which the loquacious nymph Echo is forced as punishment to repeat only the thoughts of others. Plensa’s Echo plays on the narrative of this Greek myth by depicting a young girl’s face in a state of reverie, translating this sculptural portrait into a physical monument of the internalized voices of the thousands of daily visitors to Madison Square Park."
Photo by Lado Pochkhua
Photo by Vijay Mathews