You may have heard the term "love is love." Well now, in honor of Pride Month, one Manhattan hotel is teaming up with an internationally recognized artist to help paint the phrase in a new light.
"The Machine of Love" is an interactive art exhibit inside the Sofitel New York, created by Venezuelan artist Fer Da Silva. The space is inspired by pride colors and honors the diversity of the LGBTQ community.
A large heart serves as the exhibit's centerpiece. Visitors can also create their own designs on a sequin contact wall. Also on display is one of Da Silva's signature designs, an infinite heart that incorporates hashtags.
The artist says his art comes with a powerful message. "My message is about accepetance, it's about respect and it's about love. I believe that when you really love and when you have love first, you can achieve whatever."
You don't have to be a guest of the Sofitel New York hotel to visit the installation.
"The Machine of Love" will be on display throughout the summer.