Exhibition Tuesday! Artists Doug & Mike Starn created a permanent artwork at the South Ferry subway station on the 1 line, entitled See it split, see it change. Their monumental artwork comprised of glass and stone mosaic, a glass tile wall and a stainless steel fence reveals images of tree limbs and leaves in silhouette. Adapted from photographic imagery, these depictions reference Manhattan’s Battery Park, which is located directly above the station. The mosaic leaf and map tell the story of New York’s lifeline, as it keeps growing and changing. Recently, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem commissioned the Starn’s to create Big Bambu: 5,000 Arms to Hold You, a enormous installation of bamboo and rope towering over 50 feet high and covering around 7,500 square feet in the Billy Rose Art Garden outside the museum.
Images: Doug & Mike Starn, See it split, see it change, 2008.
Bottom: Doug & Mike Starn, Big Bambu: 5,000 Arms to Hold You, 2014.