New York City is known for seeing anything and everything no matter where you look. Anytime during the day, there can be something out of the ordinary happening, and one way or another, word gets out to the public and people are intrigued.
Arts program are being emphasized in many schools these days in order for kids to think creatively. Artists have a way of interpreting people, places, and things that draws the person into the piece of artwork. These two artists, Hector Orellana and Andy Scott, are among the amazing talent that is popping up around New York City and beyond. Some related artists include Lieutenant Colonel Robert Sanábria and Fernando Botero.
Artist Hector Orellana created a 13.5 foot long by 5.5 foot tall pink elephant. This elephant can be found in the Dumbo area of Brooklyn on a platform near Peal and Water Streets. It was featured in the Figment Festival which celebrates creativity and passion. It also challenges the artists and the community to find new ways to create, share, think and dream. Creatively structured, it is bound together by wood and screws, but weighs enormously and could be given away to anyone who could somehow move it from its structure. If not, it would be destroyed. Yet whatever happens, if anything, to this elephant, the artist made a sculpture for people to talk about and that is one of the goals of being an artist.
Scottish artist Andy Scott is also creative in his own way by using creative narratives and places within urban developments, as inspiration. His latest piece is about horse heads and will be displayed at Bryant Park from March 21 to April 22. The inspiration from creating these 15 foot tall sculptors is to represent the history of working horses. At some point, they will be the way to get around Scotland. The horses face two different ways in order to create tension with one being passive and at rest, while the other one is livelier.