Little Manhattan

by Joseph McKeown


 Little Manhattan by Yutaka Sone.

Little Manhattan by Yutaka Sone.

Yutaka Sone, who lives and works in Los Angeles, is an incredible artist. He is known for creating models ranging from absurdly accurate marble island cities to overgrown painted palm trees, though his work also spans other media including painting, drawings, photography, video, and performance. Little Manhattan, currently at the High Line Park about a stone's throw from our office, is an almost nine-foot-long marble sculpture of the island of Manhattan. Featuring incredibly detailed and meticulous carving, the sculpture includes every bridge, pier, and building found in Manhattan at the time of the sculpture’s creation. While I wasn't able to get close enough to pick out our office building, the sculpture is fantastic and certainly worth checking out, which you should do by the end of this month before it's gone.