Walking to the Sky


“While families gathered at ground zero on Saturday to read out the names of lost loved ones, an artist and a team of riggers uptown at Rockefeller Center were just beginning to place seven climbing life-size human figures on a slanted pole soaring 100 feet in the air.

As a lone American flag flew at half-staff behind him, the artist, Jonathan Borofsky, repeatedly told curious passers-by that his work, ‘Walking to the Sky,’ had nothing to do with 9/11.

Yet its theme – a portrait of humanity rising up from the earth and heading into the unknown in a collective search for wisdom – seemed eerily poignant.”

More here from the New York Times.