Counting Sheep

Kyu Seok Oh

West Harlem Art Fund

The Times Square Alliance, in partnership with the West Harlem Art Fund, Inc. is pleased to present Kyu Seok Oh’s installation, Counting Sheep. Counting Sheep was on display in Times Square from March 1 – 7, 2011 on the northern end of Broadway Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets. Spanning 36 feet long and 12 feet wide, the installation was comprised of 24 uniquely made paper sheep sculptures on 6” to 16” high platforms. All of the sheep were hand-made by the artist himself in a labor-intensive process involving natural and traditional materials. “I like to think that both paper and wood, though processed to be used as structural materials, are in fact very much alive as part of nature,” the artist explains. “A group of white paper sheep suddenly emerging from a corner of Times Square will create a contrast to the intimidating, chaotic atmosphere associated with that sleepless corner of the world. Soft, white, and standing together these sheep will invite the neon covered surrounding buildings and large excited crowds to relax, count sheep, and doze off a little.”