3. Women & Children at the High Line

Women & Children. Photo by Timothy Schenck. Courtesy of the High Line.

At Little West 12th Street on the High Line is Nina Beier’s fountain, Women & Children. Beir specifically imbues her work with cultural references which offer her viewers insight into how the strange ways of our worlds are put together. Past works from the artist include Men, a collection of bronze sculptures depicting male war heroes, jockeys, and polo players on horses, and Housebroken, a collection featuring five marble guardian lion sculptures in the bathrooms, hallways, and courtyard garden at Kunsthal Ghent, Belgium.

Women & Children is composed of found bronze sculptures of women and children. The sculptures range in style from classical and contemporary and depict both the women and children nude. Water for the fountain exits out of the sculpture’s eyes, coming to represent cartoonish tears that point to the fragility of women and children in our society today. Women & Children will be on display through April 2023.