Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Roxy Paine on the Roof

(Photographs by Gisela Carbonell-Coll)

Last week I had the chance to visit the Metropolitan Museum in NYC and was amazed by Roxy Paine's Maelstrom. I loved the way this complex stainless steel system of branches spread out all over the roof garden at the Met. In order for the viewer to experience the piece, he/she must walk around it, into it, under it, etc. It is just amazing. My pictures are not as good as I thought they could be since it was so cloudy and gray that day, there is not much of a contrast but still I enjoyed it very much. The piece will be on view until October 25.


  1. Hola! Estuve allí hace unos días. Simplemente espectacular. Esa terraza del MET es una joya de por sí, y el Maelstorm de alguna forma te integra al central park y a la ciudad que le sirve de contexto.

  2. Hiram, saludos! Yo me la disfruté muchísimo. Estoy de acuerdo contigo--me encantó la mezcla del material industrial y la alusión a lo natural, exactamente lo que se ve desde la terraza.