Down among the industrial warehouses in Gowanus…
…bordering on the canal…
…is an old vacuum cleaner bag factory.
Today, there’s something very special going on inside:
This is the studio of artist Tom Otterness.
Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve almost certainly run into Otterness’s sculptures on the streets of New York (or in many other cities across the world). My favorite installation in NYC is his 14th St./8th Avenue subway station piece, which took 10 years to complete.
(photo by flickr user Nick Sherman)