Speaking of art, the zip-tie installation — Flaming Cactus — that went up over the weekend prompted more comments here than I expected. (Read the post here.)
Meanwhile, someone connected with the projected left this comment:
Hello all. I was part of the installation. I just wanted to chime in to assure readers that WE, the group that installed them, are responsible for the removal of the zip ties once the installation has run its course. ANIMUS was commissioned by the DOT to install Flaming Cactus at Astor Place after seeing it on Governors Island during FIGMENT. Flaming Cactus doesn't aim to be highbrow; the underlying goal is just to demonstrate that everyday objects can be transformed into something interesting just by combining them in unusual ways. It's art on a shoestring budget. Those of you that like the piece - enjoy. Those of you that don't — suck it up, we'll be back to take it down in June 2012.