The new public sculpture by Iran do Espírito Santo, on view just outside of Central Park, mimics the façades of buildings around it while simultaneously toying with ideas of their deconstruction. Called Playground, the piece appears to be made from individual bricks but is actually one singular cast concrete piece. By missing segments of the structure, it engages with the public by becoming a place to sit and contemplate the city—the title Playground becomes a commentary on how we spend our leisure time, by removing active viewers from the bustle of the day. It was commissioned by Public Art Fund NY.
Check out a bunch of shots of the sculpture above. Playground is on display until February 16, 2014 at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza outside of Central Park.