Large Covered Wagon Sculpture - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
A panorama showing the placement of the 'Large Covered Wagon' by Tom Otterness. It is a lovely and playful sculpture, but is surrounded by fly-overs and other busy roads. Few people seemed to pass by this point. It also appears that had I been here a couple of weeks earlier I would have been faced with an empty space. Virtual tour taken in spring 2008.
Large Covered Wagon Sculpture - FURTHER INFORMATION
Large Covered Wagon Sculpture - New York visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Large Covered Wagon Sculpture' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from New York.
The 'Large Covered Wagon' by Tom Otterness was unveiled in Dumbo in April 2008. The statue stands next to the feeder flyover for the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, on the grassy intersection of Prospect Street and Washington Street. It is a short walk from here south through Cadman Plaza Park to the Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Tom Otterness is considered one of the premier public artists working in the United States and his stylistic style can be found scattered across the world. Tom Otterness' figures combine into sculptural ensembles that explore a range of human experience, from grand ambition to common foibles. He takes imagery and themes from popular culture and subtly transforms them into humorous commentary through his bronzes.
There are other works by Tom Otterness in New York, with probably the best known being the 'Life Underground' series of sculptures, found in the 14th Street–Eighth Avenue New York City Subway station.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Subway: High Street Station (A, C), Clark Street Station (2, 3)