Thursday, July 30, 2009

Roxy Paine at the Met

I suppose we should first address why this gentleman's name is Roxy, but for the time being, I'll just briefly discuss his work. This piece, called Maelstrom, is currently on view on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Made of stainless steel, it is part of his ongoing series of "dendroids", tree-like sculptures that blur the lines between the organic and the mechanical. There is an interesting dichotomy that exists between the form and the material used to create it, but mostly it's just cool to look at. Preferably if you can sit next to it with a cocktail.

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