Get Knotted: Israeli-American Artist Explains Why She Covered a Manhattan Park in 1.4m Feet of Rope

Orly Genger's "Red, Yellow and Blue," three woolly walls erected in the middle of Madison Square Park, functions as a kind of breakwater amid the city's tides.

It’s noon on a lovely spring day in Madison Square Park, one of the busiest places in New York City. As the lunchtime crowds come down from their offices to throng the park, salad containers in hand, they quickly forget the commotion around them. The reason: Orly Genger’s latest installation, "Red, Yellow and...