1. THINK BIG, Jim Rennert (2014)

For Art in the Parks 2014, artist Jim Rennert constructed a large 12-foot statue of a businessman in Union Square in Manhattan.

The figure stood looking up to the sky and the Manhattan skyline, and served as an inspiration to every passerby who worked hard to achieve their dreams. Rennart designed the statue to remind us all to “think big.”

The statue was left in Union Square for nearly a year, from June 3, 2014 to May 4, 2015 and was sponsored by The Cavalier Gallery and Union Square Partnership.

With 2017 being Art in the Parks 50th anniversary, it is a great time to check out New York’s wonderful outdoor art exhibits and celebrate with the Parks Department.

Next, check out Historic Plaque Marks the NYC Home of Playwright Lorraine Hansberry, or A Miniature Bridge Made of Pipe Cleaners Now on View by the West Side Highway in Chelsea, NYC. Get in touch with the author on Instagram @mjohnathonrich.