Everything

by Joseph McKeown


  Everything  by Hanna Linden makes me hungry.

Everything by Hanna Linden makes me hungry.

New Yorkers love their bagels. And for good reason, as there's nothing quite like a bagel and cream cheese with lox (yum!) on a Saturday morning. To celebrate this very New York culinary item, Swedish artist and New York transplant Hanna Linden created the ingenious sculpture, Everything. The tasty-looking sculptures—a cool time-lapse video documents their molding process—are now on display through October in numerous locations throughout the city including on the Hudson River Greenway and also at Greenwich and Sixth Avenues. Calling the bagel "a great icon of urban living" in DesignBoom, Linden expounds further on its virtues, saying that the "bagel—a circle with no beginning and no end—is evocative of the eternal cycle of city life. The black spray paint is a romantic tribute to the darkness and grime, which are essential and beautiful characteristics of our city[.]"