Yu Yang (b. 1979, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China) lives and works in Beijing, China. Night is an abstract geometric composite sculpture representing the beauty and balanced geometry of the night sky. The artist chose to represent the night sky when imagining that when the High Line is in daylight, it is nighttime where he is, on the opposite side of the world in China, and vice-versa.
Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer 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.