With summer right around the corner, this is the ideal time of year to take a stroll on New York City’s High Line and check out the current art projects and events. There is also limited time left to experience Sarah Sze’s award-winning sculpture Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat), which has been up for almost a year and is scheduled to come down in June 2012. This amazing structure extends through space like a three-dimensional perspective drawing on both sides of the walkway. It is made up of an elaborate system of grids with birdhouses, perches, feeders and baths and has succeeded over time in becoming a dynamic environment for butterflies, insects and birds. Everyone who walks along the High Line over West 21st Street, literally, passes through Sze’s engaging artwork.
Sarah Sze is an installation artist known for creating site-specific installations out of a wide assortment of everyday objects. She has been chosen to represent the United States at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 in the American pavilion. Her show at Asia Soci ety in New York earlier this year was reviewed by WVFC. (Video via newyorker.com.)