Tim Etchells (b. 1962, Stevenage, England) and Vlatka Horvat (b. 1974, Čakovec, Croatia) live and work in London, England. To the Sky is an extended scissor lift holding a sign reading “TO THE SKY,” a playful reference to the surrounding skyscrapers. With its call for lift-off, the work speaks to a familiar human and architectural impulse to get off the ground, drawing attention to the sky as a metaphor for freedom, possibility, and the expansiveness of human imagination.
Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Doug Oliver, Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Susan Scherr, Susan Viniar, and Anonymous.