Sarah Sze Sculpture ‘Fallen Sky’ Lands at Storm King
The model for the work was created through erosion, leaving a form that Sze recreated in highly-polished steel.
Sarah Sze, Fallen Sky (in progress) (2021). Copyright Sarah Sze Studio. Courtesy Storm King Art Center.
The work, entitled Fallen Sky, is made up of 132 individual elements with surfaces of mirror-polished stainless steel. The form's shape was determined by a process of erosion.
'Fallen Sky shares with other works in Storm King's collection a grand scale and a union with nature, while also moving in a new and specific direction: toward ethereality and a deep responsiveness to subtle environmental change,' said Nora Lawrence, Senior Curator at Storm King.
In addition to Fallen Sky, Sze is creating a 15-metre-long multimedia installation entitled Fifth Season that will show in the Storm King's Museum Building through 8 November.
Sze painted the changing light in the gallery and used time-lapse cameras to record it. The finished installation will combine the paintings, projections of the time-lapse video, and the natural light coming through the gallery's windows.
'The works reflect on the relationship of the human figure to nature as one that is fragile, in flux, and deeply intertwined,' Sze said.