paola pivi: how I roll for new york's public art fund
jun 27, 2012
paola pivi: how I roll for new york's public art fund

‘how I roll’ paola pivi, 2012
all images courtesy of the public art fund

paola pivi: how I roll
public art fund, new york city, new york, USA
on now until august 26th, 2012

the milan-born and now alaska-based artist paola pivi has conceived of ‘how I roll’ an art installation for new york city’s public art fund. the artwork features
an endlessly turning six-seat piper seneca plane held aloft by its wings joined to two steel columns and powered by a strong motor system. pivi’s piece is open
to the public twenty-four hours a day, made secure by a chain-link fence encircling the entirety of the plane’s 360 degree range of motion. ‘how I roll’ is displayed
in central park’s doris c. freedman plaza on 60th and 5th avenue and is part of a sculpture series by the artist formed from monstrous machines stripped of their
typical function given a new range of movement or turned upside down.

the plane continuously moves in a circular motion powered by a motor and positioned between two steel columns

alternate view of ‘how I roll’ in motion

detailed perspective of the support and motor structure of the artwork

‘how i roll // paola pivi’ by mister michaelmagnan

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