New York's High Line Sets the Stage for Sheila Hicks

Image courtesy of Timothy Schenck/Friends of the High Line.

Cut into 6-inch-wide ribbons and wrapped on spools at the Glen Raven factory in North Carolina, Sunbrella solution-dyed acrylic awaited delivery to New York for the temporary installation Hop, Skip, Jump, and Fly: Escape From Gravity.

Image courtesy of Timothy Schenck/Friends of the High Line.

The ribbons were wound onto plastic or aluminum tubes and secured with small rivets.

Image courtesy of Timothy Schenck/Friends of the High Line.

Art installers carried the tubes to the site, a portion of the High Line not accessible to the public.

Image courtesy of Timothy Schenck/Friends of the High Line.

Sheila Hicks flew in from Paris to oversee the positioning of the tubes.

Image courtesy of Timothy Schenck/Friends of the High Line.

They were solidified with foam and attached to the train tracks.

Image courtesy of Timothy Schenck/Friends of the High Line.

Until March, the installation will thread through a section of the park where plants are self-sown and receive essentially no care. 


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