To be in New York City is to be surrounded by art — from world-famous museums to vivid street art. But even in this art-rich environment, the Sisyphus Stones are unique.
Arranged along more than 100 yards of Hudson River shoreline near the George Washington bridge, these three-piece stone statues were named for the Greek king Sisyphus who was doomed by the gods to roll a boulder up a hill for eternity.
The Sisyphus Stones were created by Uliks Gryka, an immigrant from Albania. After building and re-building the statues that were constantly being knocked down, Gryka decided on the one year anniversary of the project to stop and let nature take over.
Feet in 2 World’s podcast editor and former fellow Rosalind Tordesillas recently produced a story for PRI’s The World about the stones, what they represent to their creator and the people who have visited them.
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