Poetry can be found in everything — the light, the air, the sounds of the city around you. Now, visitors to Manhattan’s Riverside Park will have the chance to explore poetry in a whole new way, thanks to “Viewfinding” – a large-scale public sculpture created by Brooklyn-based artist Sarah E. Brook that features the work of 26 LGBTQ poets. The sculpture will be up until August 2019, and there will also be a reading by the featured poets at the sculpture site on September 22 at 2 p.m. ET.
“Part of what I am aiming to do in the sculpture… is to create these invitations for viewers to seek alignment, and seek their own resonant positions relative to the work and to the landscape,” Brook tells Bustle. “For me, the process of positioning myself in a way that allows me to align certain colors or certain structures in a piece with certain elements of the landscape or the light is a very, very, very grounding and affirming process, and feels related to taking resonant expressions of identity and experiences of embodied identity, particularly related to queer and gender identity. So, ‘Viewfinding’ refers to kind of that process… Like, me seeking my own view, my own position, relative to this work.”