What a Wonderful
NYC Parks presents Leonard Ursachi's What a Wonderful World in Tribeca Park, Manhattan, from June 25 through December 2017.
What a Wonderful World is an egg-shaped sculpture woven from branches, 8 feet high by 5.5 feet in diameter at its broadest point, on which Ursachi sketched a world map with pigmented cement. The sculpture has two recessed embrasures, with a stainless steel mirror set into each. The form and woven branches evoke nests, birth, history, and nature, while the map may be read as humanity’s trace. The title may be interpreted as ironic, cautionary, or celebratory, depending on the viewer’s perspective.