Famous poet John keats once wrote, “A thing of beauty is joy for ever”. People passing through the east Fordham Road are rubbing their shoulders with this feeling of ‘joy’ as they get to see a huge and beautiful sculpture on the roadside. The huge 10 foot metal sculpture is rechristened as “Silver” and true to its name is painted in silver.
The sculpture has been made by a local artist of Bronx borough of New York, called Christian Marche. What makes the sculpture most striking is the fact that the entire sculpture is made of recycled materials, picked from the streets of the city. The huge sculpture is about a nude woman entrapped in a cage and few other things made on the crown of the cage like the Cross, a robot, a cat and few more things. The sculpture is quite unusual in concept and design but with a feeling of contemporary art and unusual details.
Funding for the project came from a variety of sources. The Fordham Road Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program and the Al Johnson Art Studio all joined hands to fund the project. Besides, Bronx Council on the Arts also provided a bit of funding. The sculpture will be officially unveiled by next week and the sculpture will be kept for public viewing till the end of the current year of 2011.