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Art Commission approves installation of Roxy Paine’s “Symbiosis”

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Symbiosis is hand-constructed from thousands of pieces of stainless steel pipe, plates and rods

The Association for Public Art announces that it has received approval from the Philadelphia Art Commission to install internationally acclaimed artist Roxy Paine’s Symbiosis, a masterful work of public art that explores nature’s regenerative forces. The sculpture will be installed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 24th Street (Iroquois Park) in June 2014.

Symbiosis sculpture by Roxy Paine
Photo courtesy of artist Roxy Paine

Paine is known for his stainless steel sculptures that he calls “Dendroids,” a term combining “dendron” (Greek for “tree”) and -oid (a suffix meaning “form”); Symbiosis is hand-constructed from thousands of pieces of stainless steel pipe, plates and rods, manipulated and welded into structures resembling trees and other branching systems. Paine’s work consistently blurs the lines between the natural and artificial.

Symbiosis, presented by the Association for Public Art in cooperation with Philadelphia’s Department of Parks & Recreation, will be on view for one year; the sculpture is on loan from the artist, courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York.

 

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Symbiosis

(2011)

by Roxy Paine (1966 - )

Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue (Iroquois Park)

Hand-fabricated from thousands of pieces of stainless steel pipe, plate, and rods, Symbiosis is part of Roxy Paine’s “Dendroid” series.

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