I believe in the power of a doodle. I think the most important part of this piano is the fact that it feels like a drawing anyone could have drawn on the side of a notebook. There is a playfulness that people are attracted to. I hope they gravitate towards the idea that it is fun, and they want to play on the fun piano that reminds them of their childlike doodles. The phrase, "The Eyes of New York are in the Trees," floats, over and over again, in my head. I have always loved that New York is filled with trees that have been here longer than the people. I feel as though a piano in a public space can act like that - "seeing" all the people that sit on it or sing around it. The concept is a playful doodle.

2017

The Reality of Play

About the Artist

  • Alexandra Turchinsky

    Alexandra Turchinsky

  • Public Location

    Van Cortlandt Park (June 5 - 25, 2017)

    Permanent Home

    Urban Assembly School for Law & Justice (Delivered Fall 2017)
    Notes of Afrofuturism
    Notes of Afrofuturism
    In the Wild
    In the Wild
    Çiçekll Plyano
    Çiçekll Plyano
    In My Feelings
    In My Feelings
    Music is Blooming!
    Music is Blooming!