The Borofsky-Baltimore experience

Post from artblog contributor Mark Barry


Your comment about airport art (see Libby’s post) in Alaska coincided with a discussion I had last night, at yoga. Namaste.

I was asked if I liked the new [Jonathan] Borofsky piece in front of Penn Station here in Baltimore. I do like it but I wish it we’re a commission for a local artist (me) and your airport experience is just the reason why. A sense of place.


“Male/Female” though grand and shiny and bold, doesn’t have a Baltimore connection. It says nothing about the city or region to travelers coming and going from the train station.


I think that should be a requirement for a place of destination, such as a train station or an airport. Where am I? What’s this place about?

Mark Barry’s is a Baltimore-area artist.