Thankfully I got to see the Nearness installation by Cuban artist Arles del Rio in Times Square. It was interesting to see this piece in this specific area where New Yorkers always express feelings of “constraint” or being “trapped”. Times Square has always been a sort of sore spot for New Yorkers who try to avoid crowds. I braved it all passed the Elmo’s and Spider-Men to show support for this artist. It was great!