Waiting until the last minute to do anything seems to be a thing a New Yorker will do, so it was for us going to see the Big Bambu’ at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at the Met.
Doug and Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambu’ started growing before the opening to the public April 27, 2010 and continued until the closing on October 31, 2010. The roof was open to public but to walk up the sculpture you need to get a ticket for the limited guided tour.
The tickets were given out on a first come basic, so we got on line at least hour before the museum open and waited. The wait was well worth it, the walk thru sculpture on the pleasant fall morning in NYC was one to remember.
The artists and rock climbers continued to lashed the Bamboo poles together with color ropes to cover the roof and ultimately measuring 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 50 feet high all summer long. The sculpture was like a wave in the ocean moving over Central Park. I believe the Starn Studio is open to the public in Beacon, NY and hopefully Big Bambu’ will be recreated at another location in the future.