Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  May 23, 2012, presented by NYC Parks & Recreation, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, across from the United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY  Manning creates an interactive sculpture out of thousands of ping-pong balls with hand-painted faces, altered solar power bobble head dolls, plastic bins, containers, fabric and other mixed media. The laundry basket head of the sculpture is removable and audience members are invited to try it on and become immersed in hundreds of faces and novelty items.  The face of each participant becomes nicely framed within the basket and a photographed portrait is offered to each person who wears it. Manning’s goal is to encourage people to distinguish themselves from the crowd and to feel a stronger sense of self-identity. 
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
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  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  New York, NY, 2012
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
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  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  2012,   New York, NY
  Group Suit: A Day in the Park,  New York, NY, 2012
  Sit n' Spin , 2012, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada   Sit n' Spin  is an interactive sculpture created out of household items and other mixed media that functions as a centering tool. It becomes activated when the viewer spins the dial and concentrates on the beads in the middle. This action allows the participant to focus on what is within their control and let go of distractions happening around them. Manning's intent is allow for this experience to be carried with the participant and applied to life situations. 
  Sit n' Spin , 2012
  Sit n' Spin , 2012
  Sit n' Spin , 2012
  Sit n' Spin , 2012
  Sit n' Spin , 2012
  Sit n' Spin , 2012
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