THE PICNIC

ELLIPSE II (EAST 35THAVENUE AND XENIA STREET)

ARTIST: GERALD HEFFERNON (WINTERS, CA)

COMMISSION: $110,000

INSTALLED: 2009

This sculpture tableau is based on classic, 18th century, European paintings about picnic themes. Instead of humans, it features four, elegant, bronze dogs lounging on a large, flat boulder as they enjoy a relaxed picnic. This combination of factors give the sculpture a pastoral, yet amusing, personality which will appeal to children and adults in this intimate neighborhood park.