After things here yesterday got a little too real, I’d like to get back to just talking about cool and wonderful things. Like Jaume Plensa’s new installation at Madison Square Park, entitled “Echo.” The 44-foot high fiberglass resin sculpture depicts the head of a 9-year-old girl caught in a meditative state. Set among the fresh green of early Spring, it gladdens my heart every time I see it.
Barcelona-born Plensa is one of the world’s best known contemporary sculptors — his other installations include the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park in Chicago
…the clearly related “Dream” which sits stop a hill just off the M62 in St. Helens, Merseyside…
or this from Nice, France.
Echo will be up through the summer. Do yourself a favor and go a little out of your way to see something beautiful, wherever you live. Photos only go so far.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.