Anis Crofts

Orly Genger NYC

JULY 21, 2013

From France to Scotland to NY and then straight to work....

In France I had been in touch with a NY based Artist named Orly Genger about working on a project she had in progress.  So when I got to NY after a month in Glasgow I got to jump into her knitting circle and in a sweaty Brooklyn Studio we made and painted and made and painted.  

Nick's Shoes were truely magnificent.

2 years of her hard work and planning finally unveiled on May 1st.  I was happy to play my small part. 

"Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art presents a new installation for Spring and Summer 2013 by New York-based artist Orly Genger. Officially opening on May 1st, this monumental  artistic commission, entitled Red, Yellow and Blue, features the artist’s renowned usage of intricately hand-knotted nautical rope covered in paint, creating a work that transforms the park’s lush lawns into colorfully-lined chambers. This Mad. Sq. Art commission consists of 1.4 million feet of rope—the total length equating to nearly 20 times the length of Manhattan—covered in over 3,500 gallons of paint, and weighing over an astounding 100,000 pounds. Red, Yellow and Blue employs repurposed rope collected from hundreds of miles up and down the Eastern seaboard, bringing elements of the coastline to the urban setting of Madison Square Park. Together, three separate undulating structures of layered rope shaped on-site by the artist will redefine the landscape of the park, creating interactive environments that will invite visitors to explore both exposed and hidden spaces, encouraging them to navigate and experience the park anew. "