Video from the Metropolitan Museum of Art website
I made these images of the new Roxy Paine art installation called MAELSTROM at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art this morning. The huge sculpture will be on display until October 25, 2009.
From the website of the Met:
American artist Roxy Paine (b. 1966) has created a 130-foot-long by 45-foot-wide stainless-steel sculpture, especially for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Giving viewers the sense of being immersed in the midst of a cataclysmic force of nature, Maelstrom (2009) is Paine’s largest and most ambitious work to date. The latest in a diverse body of work, this sculpture is one of the artist’s Dendroids based on systems such as vascular networks, tree roots, industrial piping, and fungal mycelia. 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.