Paul Ramírez Jonas
Artist in the Public Realm

The Commons, 2011



    MATERIALS: cork, pushpins, notes contributed by the public.

    This is an equestrian monument. Unusual in that it has no rider. Unusual in that it implies the viewer. It is made of cork instead of bronze. Cork is a material that can 'publish' an endless number of voices. In opposition to the singular voice of the state, or the singular identity of the hero portrayed riding the horse, or the immutable inscription on the public space that bronze and stone allow.