look: paths of desire

Spring in NYC is doing its best to make up for the cold and the slush, and it might be overcompensating – the weekend has been gorgeous, and Central Park joyously overrun. On a long walk a few days ago, I passed this installation that’s down at 60th & Fifth, by Tatiana Trouvé, a Polish-born, Paris-based sculptor (can that be her real name?) Giant spools of colored rope map all the possible paths through the park. I love the idea of representing the paths by rolling them up, turning distance into a different, physical kind of presence.

All the paths are assigned a tag that connects them to “a political march or a walk from history or art or song,” per the New York Times:


(Also, hi, I’m back.)