Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Silver Trees

A few weeks ago I came upon these stainless-steel trees in Madison Square Park. I was surprised with how well they fit in with the real trees in the park. They are part of a public art series in Madison Square Park and are by the artist Roxy Paine. The title of this particular work is "Conjoined." They are quite beautiful in person.

16 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Very, very nice! What a great idea.

Olivier said...

c'est vraiment tres beau. L'art est partout à NYC, et surtout dans les parcs, je trouve cela tres agreable toutes ces creations que l'on trouve un peu au hasard.

it is really very beautiful. Art is everywhere with NYC, and especially in the parks, I find that very pleasant all these creations which one finds a little randomly.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Wow! I haven't seen this before but then again, I rarely come here. I'm usually around Union Square and south of it.

I will definitely check it out.

meredic said...

How interesting. And how nice that people do this sort of thing.
Someone painted a real tree in the Conwy Valley near me. They painted it dayglo orange. It screamed out of the landscape at you but was not the horror you might imagine.
As people passed it on the train they turned and talked to strangers. Can't be bad eh!

Nazzareno said...

Beautiful and also lightly disquieting ... Are they very high?

Abraham Lincoln said...

I feel some guilt when I see art that makes a statement about the environment because I am not sure that is what the artist expects my or our reaction to be. It is like the people who condemn duck and goose doo and then buy concrete ducks and geese to set on their front porch. And, dress them in clothes called, "Goose Garb." That is the kind of problem I wouldn't want to become popular among the masses.

The trees you photographed do blend in with the rest of the trees. They must have cost a fortune to make. Nice photography.

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Gudl said...

Interesting! I like the building in the background, too.

lv2scpbk said...

Wow! never seen one of those before. At first I thought they just sprayed the trees with paint. Hopefully, no one runs into one of these.

Maraï said...

You are right they perfectly fit with the real trees! This is a very good shot!
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Gardener Greg said...

That looks a lot like the old tree picture I took a short while ago. Great picture with the building in the background.

Greg

Ele ^_^ said...

Intresting trees and nice photos.. see you ^_^

Lori said...

Hi all and thanks for commenting!

Nazzareno, I don't remember how tall they were actually, I don't think they were terribly high. They looked rather natural.

Moi said...

One can see the real effect when one enlarges the pic.....great find, Lori....will love to visit NYC some day :)

JAM said...

Whoa! I enlarged the photo before I read your text and the trees startled me. What an amazing sight.

BreadBox said...

This picture is gorgeous! What sort of equipment are you using? I'd love to see you discuss how you get each of your shots....

JO said...

WOW! Those are great! VERY COOL!
I will have to look for these when We are in NY this fall. BEAUTIFUL SHOT!