Things To Do: Mysterious Boulder Is Found In Hayes Valley And It's There In The Name Of Art

Things To Do: Mysterious Boulder Is Found In Hayes Valley And It's There In The Name Of Art

Photo courtesy of Hayes Valley Art Works

Photo courtesy of Hayes Valley Art Works

Every medicine ball, yoga ball, or stress-relief ball has led up to this.

Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Higgins has just installed one of her interactive sculptural works at Hayes Valley Art Works, i.e. the empty lot next to the newly constructed Avalon development on what used to be briefly be home to the Hayes Valley Farm. Hoodline caught wind the piece, which is part of a larger pop-exhibition called "Uneasy Structures" featuring five other artists, and it's a lightweight sphere made of acrylic and stucco that is meant to be rolled around the vicinity — as Higgins herself was doing earlier this week when it was installed.

A tipster on Hoodline's watch made the comment, "It was so funny and so random," Brian said. "It may be melting now in the rain, but it sure looked funny as I walk my dog passed it this afternoon."

The art piece is a dialogue that speaks to "concepts of borders, fences, corporations, networks, and divisions in relationship to public space." Plus, yes we repeat, you can roll this ball all you want. Just don't roll it into oncoming traffic for god's sake.

// 456 Laguna St, Hayes Valley, hayesvalleyartworks.org


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