Walton Avenue at
East 181st Street
and Tremont Avenue


Bob Rivera
Open Voyage, 1992
steel and painted aluminum
19' x 40 x 14'
Gymnasium rooftop
New York City Board of Education
Percent for Art Program





Open Voyage
, an abstract sculpture, sits like a tiara on the gymnasium roof of P.S. 279. The work is an arching semicircular aluminum band with brightly colored, ribbon-like shapes that weave in and out of the structure. A variety of geometric and abstract three-dimensional shapes that are brightly painted interweave through a semicircular gray metal stationary structure. The work reflects activity through motion as well as quiet contemplation through stability for the students and community alike. It stands 19-feet high and is visible from a number of vantage points throughout the school and neighborhood.


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