Public School 7
14 x 6 x 2 ft
Queens, New York
Commissioned by the New York City Department of Education
"Artist Ming Fay’s 1995 Percent for Art commission for PS 7 in Queens, Leaf Gate, Keys Flight, Seed of Elm, The Spirit of the Elm, and Elm in Bloom Sprouting Buds, blends reality with imagination.
Placed in over seven different locations at PS 7, Fay’s topsy turvy sculptures render the natural world as larger than life. Leaves found in nature become transformed into 20 foot high sculptures; small seed pods reveal themselves to be 14 feet tall. Gracefully giving his natural forms an undeniable physicality through the use of large scale, Fay brings into awareness our intimate relationship with nature. " - NYC Percent for Art