9. Empower Flower at Randall’s Island Park

empower flower sculpture at Randall's Island park
Empower Flower. Courtesy of the artist / Taglialatella Galleries.

Through May 4, 2023, Randall’s Island Park in collaboration with Taglialatella Galleries will host artist Rubem Robierb’s sculpture Empower Flower. Fashioned in the style of a lotus-shaped throne, Empower Flower stands as a symbol of praise, unity, and respect for women’s rights. 

The sculpture is composed of five distinct parts, each individually designed and brought together. Central to Empower Flower is outside involvement, with the structure inviting viewers to touch it not only with their hands but with their whole body and soul as a means of elevating them from passive spectators to the main focus of the piece.