Recently I spotted a giant inflatable nylon sculpture in the middle of Rockefeller Center, New York, where the giant Christmas tree usually stands in the winter season. This 45-foot-high sculpture is named “Seated Ballerina” and is the work of Jeff Koon.
Serving as a contemporary interpretation of the mythological goddess Venus, this sculpture seeks to raise awareness of the National Missing Children’s Month this May, supporting organizations like the International Centre for Missing & Exploited children.
Koon says: “This partnership will increase awareness and help the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children make the world a safer place for children. I hope the installation of seated ballerina at Rockefeller Center offers a sense of affirmation and excitement to the viewer to reach their potential. The aspect of reflectivity emulates life’s energy; it’s about contemplation and what it means to be a human being. it’s a very hopeful piece.”
I have taken a few pictures of this sculpture from different angles. Enjoy!