The National Gallery of Art announced this week that they commissioned American sculptor Roxy Paine to make a stainless steel Dendroid, what he calls his tree-like sculptures. The piece will be installed this fall.
Graft combines two trees — one gnarled and one smooth — evoking the human desire "to alter and recombine elements of nature, as well as the ever–present tension between order and chaos."
Roxy Paine, Study for Graft, 2008
The artist, courtesy of James Cohan Gallery