“People were a little too exuberant,” Leslie Koch, the president of the Trust for Governors Island, told DNAinfo.com. She was talking about having to modify the swing on one of Mark di Suvero’s sculptures that is on display at Governors Island for the artist’s retrospective there.
She, a 52-foot long piece located at the island’s Picnic Point had to be altered after children swung “too vigorously” from a suspended wooden platform that was attached to the sculpture. Ms. Koch said, “I’ll blame it on the parents.” She said parents were “prodding” their children to climb on the piece.
She now features a safer swing made of twisted tires. It has a “smaller range of motion.”
As for the rest of the exhibition, we think you should hop on the ferry to Governors Island as soon as possible and have a look.