1964 World Fair Commission NY
Forms in Transit, 1964
Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY in the Northeast of Hall of Science
Description: Large composition on pedestal
Sheet metal and tube metal (aluminum and iron; concrete pedestal)
Form H: 12' W: 14' D: 30'; Pedestal H: 8' to 12' W: 8' D: 15'
Inscription: FORMS IN TRANSIT. THE IDEA FOR THE SCULPTURE EMERGED FROM VARIOUS FORMS IN MOTION HAVING THEIR COMBINED ORIGIN BOTH IN NATURE AS WELL AS IN MAN MADE OBJECTS. THE BAS-RELIEFS ILLUSTRATE EVOLUTIONARY SEQUENCE OF MOVEMENT FROM A SINGLE FIRST STEP TO THE COSMIC SPEED OF A METEOR.
THEODORE ROSZAK SC. 1964
"Forms in Transit is a massive 43-foot long sculpture of aluminum and steel tubes and sheet metal. It suggests an aircraft, with fuselage and wings, but it is also meant to embody the concept of motion and change. The work is in keeping with one of the central themes of the fair, space exploration, and complemented several other significant features in the park, such as the Rocket Thrower statue, Court of Astronauts, Fountain of the Planets, Space Park and the Unisphere."
[Historical Signs Project, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation]
May 1964 Life Magazine Cover for the World Fair