Upper West Sider Jane McIntosh has been visiting a statue in Riverside Park at about 60th street for almost a year and taking pictures with it in various outfits. The statue, called Watching Upon the Present was built out of stainless steel, aluminum, iron and stone by Sequoyah Aono, an Italian-born artist who was raised in Japan but now lives in New York.
McIntosh tells us that the public art project has been a source of happiness.
“[I]n a year of personal challenges I found my creative process with ‘Marisol’ as I have privately come to call her, has been rather beautiful.”
Check out lots more photos on the project’s facebook page here.
If you want to check out the statue, you’ll have to act fast. McIntosh says it’s supposed to be removed as of May 21.