About the Project

In conjunction with University Settlement, a community service organization, Creative Time presented That Big Yellow Braid, a contemporary visual interpretation of the fairy tale Rapunzel. Together, artist Duston Spear and a group of young teenagers from University Settlement constructed a sculpture resembling a long, blond braid, which consisted of intertwined fire hoses and nylon cord, tied together with a pink ribbon.


The braid sculpture was lowered from the 9th floor of 80 Lafayette Street and viewed by passersby, Family Court System employees, and the people inside the building who were waiting for to hearings to commence.




Duston Spear

That Big Yellow Braid