Evolving Artwork Exhibited At The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A unique, continually evolving piece of artwork has been installed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Last week saw the installation of artists Doug and Mike Starn’s Big Bambú on the roof of the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The continually growing bamboo structure will be created by artists and rock climbers and eventually take the form of a cresting wave. Visitors would be able to witness the continuing creation.
The museum’s site has more on Big Bambú’s design:
Big Bambú is a growing and changing sculpture―a vast network of 5,000 interlocking 30- and 40-foot-long fresh-cut bamboo poles, lashed together with 50 miles of nylon rope. It will continue to be constructed throughout the duration of the exhibition. The first phase of the structure―measuring about 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 30 feet high―will be completed by opening day, April 27. Subsequently, the artists and rock climbers will build up the eastern portion of the sculpture to an elevation of 50 feet. By summer, the western portion of the sculpture will be about 40 feet high. An internal footpath artery system will grow along with the structure, facilitating its progress. The evolving state of the work will be documented by the artists in photographs and videos.
Doug and Mike Starn are based in New York and have had their work displayed in several exhibitions worldwide.