Here at Tricycle we love to follow the work of artists that we’ve collaborated with in the past. Such has been the case with Mike and Doug Starn, twin brothers whose artwork has twice been featured on Tricycle covers and who continue to produce exceptional creative work on ever widening scale. Last year the Starns completed a 250-foot photographic installation for the new South Ferry subway terminal in downtown Manhattan and this year the brothers added the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to their list of expansive projects. The Starns have created a gigantic bamboo structure for the MET’s open roof garden, a site-specific project open the the public. The special exhibit, called Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t, and You Won’t Stop is made up of over 5,000 interlocking bamboo poles held together with 50-miles of nylon rope and will be up through October of this year. At this stage, the bamboo structure resembles a large cresting wave, though it will evolve as poles and rope are added throughout the summer and fall. Below, the Starns’ artwork on the Spring 2006 and Winter 2009 issues of Tricycle and a photo of artists assembling Big Bambú.
Read Bonnie Myotai Treace’s Spring 2010 Tricycle article “The Sword Disappears in the Water,” featuring artwork by the Starns here. Check out the NYTimes article about Big Bambú here. For information on the MET and visiting the roofgarden, click here.
Photograph ©The New York Times
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