BALLOON MAN RUNNING

CENTRAL PARK STATION

ARTIST: SEAN O’MEALLIE (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)

COMMISSION: $85,000

INSTALLED: 2016

This 12-foot high white Forton sculpture is poised atop a 20-foot pillar and oriented toward the Central Park Station, as if he was running to catch the train. At programmed intervals at night, the sculpture will be bathed in a series of soft colors from LED lights. At one moment, it will appear to be blue, a few moments later it will transition to green, then red, etc. The luminous paint surface will shimmer under the cast light as well as sunlight. This highly visible presence will function as a landmark for the neighborhood and the station.