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These Giant Colorful Origami Sculptures Are Brightening Up Midtown

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

These Giant Colorful Origami Sculptures Are Brightening Up Midtown

After last year’s giant prisms, the Garment District’s newest art public art installation is a series of huge origami sculptures!

Seven different creations make up Hacer: Transformations, created by California artist Hacer. They line the public plazas of Broadway between 36th and 39th Streets, and will be up through November 23.

Alexandre Ayer / @DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance

You’ll find two dark turquoise coyotes, two medium turquoise rabbits, a magenta elephant, a yellow dog and a green bear cub! All making for the perfect photo op, and just brightening up the streets.

The sculptures are all different sizes, but the largest one — called Coyote, Stalking — is 14 feet long. They are made from powder coated steel.

Alexandre Ayer / @DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance
Alexandre Ayer / @DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance

Hacer: Transformations is the artist’s first, large scale solo show in New York. After a difficult childhood, he changed his name to “Hacer” (Spanish verb: “to make”) to help “break free from his difficult past” and now works as a sculptor, designing and building large-scale, origami-inspired forms in bold, solid colors.

Alexandre Ayer / @DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance

“As we head into the fall, we want the Garment District to be a welcoming and enjoyable space for all visitors, whether they are returning to the office, traveling, or just passing through,” said Barbara A. Blair, president of the Garment District Alliance. “We know these supersized sculptures will bring a smile to everyone’s face, and we encourage all to stop by and snap a picture with their favorite origami-inspired creation!”

See also: Journey Into This Magical NYC Exhibit That Will Light Up Your Senses

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