Times Square Valentine Heart 2014 / NYC

Completed 2014

The Match-Maker cosmically connects people this Valentine’s Day. Guided by their zodiac sign, visitors arrange themselves at twelve points around the heart-shaped sculpture. Peering through colorful, interwoven periscopes provides glimpses of each viewer’s four most ideal astrological mates, offering potential novel connections between lonely souls or settled lovers. The form of the sculpture is elusive, complex, symmetrical, and changes as viewers experience it from different vantage points throughout Times Square.  From many points of view it forms a perfect and iconic heart, from other perspectives it is tangled and perplexing.

The Match-Maker will be on view in Father Duffy Square in Times Square from 10 February – 11 March 2014 and under the Archway in DUMBO through May 14 2014.  Please see the official page at the Times Square Alliance.

Principal-in-charge: Bryan Young
Designer: Noah Marciniak

The Match-Maker is the result of collaboration with fabricator Kammetal, Trojan Powder Coating, contractor Taocon, graphic designer Dungjai, lighting designers Lighting Workshop, and structural engineers Robert Silman Associates.

Photography by Sean Hemmerle and Ka-man Tse (courtesy of Times Square Arts).

The Match-Maker is made possible through the support of Times Square Arts and the Van Alen Institute.