Tightrope Walker

Quincy Market, Fanueil Hall | Boston, Massachusetts (1988)

Slavit's Tightrope Walker stood positioned underneath the classical blue and gold Paris dome in Fanueil Hall throughout 1988, soaring high above Boston's Quincy Market, creating a focused and calm specter of serenity above the bustling crowds. This 7-foot tall fabric-and-air sculpture, done in technical collaboration with Anthony Nuzzo and William Murrel, is pictured in its various stages of development; from rough sketch to well-engineered inflatable.
Directly below, in its final form, the athlete teeters softly over the swaying masses, shimmering in the light.
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