Amazing. Roxy Paine is a Catskills-based artist/sculptor who just opended this 130-foot-long by 45-foot-wide, stainless-steel sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled, “On The Roof: Maelstrom”. Set against Central Park and its architectural backdrop, the installation ‘explores the interplay between the natural world and the built environment amid nature’s inherently chaotic processes’.
This piece, the latest in a diverse body of work, is one of Paine’s “Dendroids” which focuses on systems such as vascular networks, tree roots, industrial piping, and fungal mycelia. From 4/28/ - 10/25/09.
(photo via NYT)