Madison Square Park has always had some of the best public art installations—from treehouses to waves of rope—and their latest is their largest yet. A 500-foot-long sculpture, separated into six sections, will be installed horizontally above park visitors. The piece, called Fata Morgana and by artist Teresita Fernández, is basically a massive canopy covering the park—"In nature, a Fata Morgana is a horizontal mirage that forms across the horizon line."
The ambitious piece won't be on view until April 30th, 2015 (and will remain through January 2016), but Madison Square Park Conservancy has already announced the installation, along with some renderings. They note it "will consist of 500 running feet of golden, mirror-polished discs that create canopies above the pathways around the park’s central Oval Lawn. The metal forms, perforated with intricate patterns reminiscent of foliage, will create abstract flickering effects as sunlight filters through the canopy, casting a golden glow across the expanse of the work, paths, and passersby."