Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bamboo Forest Installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Image via Telegraph

Only in New York would a world-renowned museum let two twin brothers, Mike and Doug Starn, go wild with 5,000 bamboo poles. The two created what appears to be a massive scaffolding of bamboo, but it's really an intricately designed piece of art called "Big Bambu: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop." This piece of art isn't just something visitors can look at, they can actually walk through the structure on specially designed, guided tours. Though the work is not fully completed, it will be done in three steps, it is now open for tours (limited spots available per day). Doug Starn called the structure "an instinctual piece" that will change and grow over time like a living organism. The artists said their work embodies the contradictory essence of nature, which is always complete, yet always unfinished. Check out the Met's official website for more details.

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