Deinstallation of Martin Puryear’s Big Bling on Kelly Drive begins Monday, November 13th. See it before it leaves!
WHERE: Kelly Drive between Fountain Green Drive and the Connecting Railway and Girard Avenue Bridges
Martin Puryear’s towering 40-foot abstract sculpture, Big Bling, has elicited curiosity among walkers, runners, cyclists, and motorists that frequent Kelly Drive since its arrival along the Schuylkill River in May. Interpreted by some as an “elephant” and by others as a “Trojan Horse,” Puryear reassures viewers that there is no “right way” to read his work: “I trust people’s eyes. I trust their imagination.”
HOW TO GET THERE:
BIKE / WALK – Bike or walk along the Schuylkill River Trail.
TAXI / RIDE SHARE – For safety, please arrange to be dropped off on Fountain Green Drive at the intersection of Kelly Drive (see map).
CAR – Please park on Mt. Pleasant Drive near Mount Pleasant mansion and walk down Boxer’s Trail or Fountain Green Drive.