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Scholar’s Rock, 2012 by Erin O’Keefe

Erin O’Keefe’s has explored architecture, sculpture and photography during her artistic career. Here, she examines the relationship between object and image.  “I photograph two-dimensional constructions, which are themselves made from pieces of other photographic images, and rely on the three-dimensionality depicted in these fragments to create the illusion of a sculptural object,” says O’Keefe.

O’Keefe is one of five exceptionally talented photographers included among our Second Edition 2012 Hot Shots. Learn more about the Hey, Hot Shot! photography competition. 

Four new works by Mike + Doug Starn on 20x200:BBMet_09.28.2010_S5137BBMet_06.03.2010_S2257BBB_10.19.09_90649BBMet_03.12.10_K0441


  It’s sculpture-meets-architecture-meets-performance installation. With a title borrowed from a Cheech and Chong album and a Beastie Boys lyric (artists not typically associated with the Met), Big Bambú is a beautiful enigma: randomly constructed, yet rigorously tested in collaboration with architects and structural engineers; earthy, yet manmade; complete, yet always unfinished. It’s a crazy concept, and a challenging one to manifest in photographic form.
Four new works by Mike + Doug Starn on 20x200:BBMet_09.28.2010_S5137BBMet_06.03.2010_S2257BBB_10.19.09_90649BBMet_03.12.10_K0441


  It’s sculpture-meets-architecture-meets-performance installation. With a title borrowed from a Cheech and Chong album and a Beastie Boys lyric (artists not typically associated with the Met), Big Bambú is a beautiful enigma: randomly constructed, yet rigorously tested in collaboration with architects and structural engineers; earthy, yet manmade; complete, yet always unfinished. It’s a crazy concept, and a challenging one to manifest in photographic form.
Four new works by Mike + Doug Starn on 20x200:BBMet_09.28.2010_S5137BBMet_06.03.2010_S2257BBB_10.19.09_90649BBMet_03.12.10_K0441


  It’s sculpture-meets-architecture-meets-performance installation. With a title borrowed from a Cheech and Chong album and a Beastie Boys lyric (artists not typically associated with the Met), Big Bambú is a beautiful enigma: randomly constructed, yet rigorously tested in collaboration with architects and structural engineers; earthy, yet manmade; complete, yet always unfinished. It’s a crazy concept, and a challenging one to manifest in photographic form.
Four new works by Mike + Doug Starn on 20x200:BBMet_09.28.2010_S5137BBMet_06.03.2010_S2257BBB_10.19.09_90649BBMet_03.12.10_K0441


  It’s sculpture-meets-architecture-meets-performance installation. With a title borrowed from a Cheech and Chong album and a Beastie Boys lyric (artists not typically associated with the Met), Big Bambú is a beautiful enigma: randomly constructed, yet rigorously tested in collaboration with architects and structural engineers; earthy, yet manmade; complete, yet always unfinished. It’s a crazy concept, and a challenging one to manifest in photographic form.

Four new works by Mike + Doug Starn on 20x200:
BBMet_09.28.2010_S5137
BBMet_06.03.2010_S2257
BBB_10.19.09_90649
BBMet_03.12.10_K0441

It’s sculpture-meets-architecture-meets-performance installation. With a title borrowed from a Cheech and Chong album and a Beastie Boys lyric (artists not typically associated with the Met), Big Bambú is a beautiful enigma: randomly constructed, yet rigorously tested in collaboration with architects and structural engineers; earthy, yet manmade; complete, yet always unfinished. It’s a crazy concept, and a challenging one to manifest in photographic form.

Digital rendering of Doug and Mike Starn’s “Big Bambú,” a site-specific sculpture made of 3,200 interlocking bamboo poles lashed together with nylon rope. (image: NYT)

20x200 edition-makers Doug + Mike Starn will be bringing this climbable installation to the roof of the Met Museum in New York this summer.

Lots more exciting news about 20x200 and our amazing edition-makers can be found in our Week in Review!