Public Art: Tornado sculpture
Sculptor: © Michael Sailstorfer
Temporary : The sculpture will be on show from 20th
of September, 2011 - 19th February, 2012 as part of the Arts in the Parks program.
Description: Who knew inner tubes from truck tires
and steel could make such a visually powerful statement. The 30ft high sculpture looms like a black cloud as it
gently blows in the breeze. The inner tubes are knotted together and hang in bunches on a steel structure
which zig zags from top to bottom. Despite its menacing look it is made up mostly of air, just like a real
Date Unveiled: 20th of September, 2011
Location: The Tornado can be found blowing at the
Doris Freedman Plaza, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City.
Acknowledgements: Thank you to David Westerman and
Heidi Armstrong from State Custodians for kindly providing the