Tribeca Park has a new installation with meaning

Tribeca Park has a new installation with meaning

Tribeca Park has become home to a new sculpture in the shape of an egg with a height of 2.5 meters.

A project called What a Wonderful World («What a wonderful world») is the work of Romanian artist Leonard Mr. Ursachi. Sculpture of woven branches, which surface shows a world map printed on wood using colored cement. The branches form a massive nest with two mirrors mounted in holes closer to the top of the figure.

The installation is part of a series of so-called bunking works of the artist. According to the author, the word «bunker» is associated not only with war but also with a nest, a refuge, a shelter.

Artist Leonard Mr. Ursachi is already familiar to residents of the United States and new York. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of art the Ringling in Sarasota, Florida, in the Museum, DUMBO and Prospect Park. Mr. Ursachi uses «architectural references as trails for systems that enclose and exclude, protect and reject».

The egg shape and thread are meant to symbolize the birth, history and nature, and the map can be interpreted as a trace of humanity. The name of the sculpture can also be interpreted in different ways: as an ironic, cautionary or celebratory, depending on the perspective of the viewer.