Monday, February 23, 2009


Artist Offers Seats To New York’s Tired Commuters

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – New York is the place where the poor, tired, and huddled masses struggle to find a place to rest their bones.

Luckily, artist Jason Eppink is working to solve that problem with his mass installation project titled Take A Seat.

Eppink rescues chairs from the street, cleans them up, and takes them to areas around the Big Apple where someone could use a little break, like busy subway stations.

He says, “I thought of all the nights I would be standing, waiting for the train, wishing I could get off my feet. The public transportation system is struggling right now, so this is my effort to lend a hand.”

Eppink makes sure all the chairs don’t “look trashy” and is fascinated with the fact that by moving the chairs a few blocks and sprucing them up, they’ve become an asset to the city as opposed to just trash.

The chairs can be moved by anyone because, as Eppink puts it, “I think I know where we need chairs, but maybe there’s somewhere better.”

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