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Sculpture Takeover Inspired by Yinka Shonibare

7/17/23

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Sculpture Takeover Inspired by Yinka Shonibare

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From a sentient motorcycle to a chocolate-and-strawberry planet, Open Studio at Pier 57 is buzzing with clay sculptures from the farthest reaches of our imagination. 



Kids gravitated towards memory and location as central themes for their work. Some artists drew maps as means of actualizing their summer memories, while others sculptured every detail of a memorable vacation. 



This inspired us to look to Yinka Shonibare's Wind Sculpture (SG] I as an example of how to capture the feeling of an object or place without using words.



With color, texture, and shape at our disposal, one young artist declared


“This is the best part of my summer.”

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