Joining the art carnival that descends on New York City during the annual Armory Show, Times Square is transforming itself into a "whimsical" sculpture garden.
The Times Square Alliance this year presents Kyu Seok Oh's installation, Counting Sheep. Counting Sheep will be on display March 1-7 on the northern end of Broadway Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets.
Spanning 36 feet long and 12 feet wide, the installation is comprised of 24 uniquely made paper sheep sculptures on 6-inch to 16-inch high platforms. All of the sheep are handmade by the artist himself in a labor-intensive process involving natural and traditional materials.
"A group of white paper sheep suddenly emerging from a corner of Times Square will create a contrast to the intimidating, chaotic atmosphere associated with that sleepless corner of the world," the artist explains. "Soft, white and standing together these sheep will invite the neon covered surrounding buildings and large excited crowds to relax, count sheep and doze off a little."
A photo of the sheep can be found at www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/art_ts.html.