Paul Ramírez Jonas
Artist in the Public Realm

You Are Here, 2003


MATERIALS: 50 canvas deckchairs.

    'You Are Here' situates us between the everyday (a mere deckchair) and the cosmic all at once. For this work in Finsbury Square, I printed the following images onto 50 deckchairs:

1: A human heart where your heart would be when you sit on the chair.

2: Aerial picture of Finsbury Square with the heart in the area where the chairs are located.

3: Map of the world with England overlapping the heart.

4: Solar system with the earth marked by the heart.

5: Milky Way with the heart, again, marking the placement of the solar system.