Park Place, 1997

Glenna Goodacre


Park Place is art that can be admired, yet also that very rare art that beckons to be sat upon, designed to further break down art stereotypes. Here, several slightly larger-than-life figures stop to rest. Two young people hugging, a mother sitting with a youngster, a man reading a newspaper, an elderly gentleman with his dog, and a jogger stretching are open not only to interpretation, but to touch and interaction. Goodacre sought to create a piece that would appeal to everyone—men, women, and children. She wanted viewers to sit down and enjoy “visiting” with the figures, and in so doing, identify with them.