With striking views of the Hudson River and the North Cove Marina, the soaring glass atrium known as The Winter Garden has a spooky resident temporarily residing amongst the palm trees. McLaren worked with Brookfield Properties to evaluate the rigging support for this 22-foot-tall, 102-pound inflatable sculpture by artists Tin & Ed. The temporary art installation is held in place with 12 rigging points at the top, each of which are supported overhead by a truss rigging to the roof.
“Monster” is a hybrid flower form that borrows directly from nature: a digital crossbreed of parasitic plants and fungi found in the art duo’s research. With olive-and-orange speckled tentacles and an always-open eye in the center, the creation was sculpted using a 3D machine learning model that remixes different sea life including corals, sea slugs and starfish. Monster was created as an ecological warning, albeit a cute one: a Frankensteinish beast conjured by human interference with nature.
Art lovers are in for a Halloween treat…