22-year-old Artist Lands Commission in Union Square Park
By Paul Bisceglio The Union Square Partnership and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has introduced a new sculpture in Union Square Park. "Microscopic Landscape" is a 24 foot, 7,500 pound installation by Malcolm D. MacDougall III, a 22-year-old graduate of SUNY Purchase College's School of Art and Design who currently works in a Dobbs Ferry studio on the banks of the Hudson River. The sculpture is his first exhibition in New York. The city's Rec Department stated that the sculpture and the park share a "natural dialogue": "Microscopic Landscape finds its inspiration in the multi-faceted structures and activities seen on the molecular level. The sculpture . . . is a static object that maintains the constant anticipation of movement, just as the grounds of Union Square provide the framework for the energetic flow of people and commerce." The sculpture can be found on the plaza of Union Square's Triangle Park on Broadway and Park Avenue South between 14th and 15th Streets, now through January 2013.
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