Planted among the bald cypress trees lining the sidewalk outside 21c Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City, this perforated Corten steel tree produces a continuous fog, engulfing visitors and passersby in its mist and allowing them to revel in its cool, moist air. The fog is in a constant state of flux, sensitive to the slightest changes in wind, temperature, and humidity. (con't below)
Simultaneously eerie, unexpected, and playful, Woozy Blossom transforms the urban exterior of Oklahoma City’s 21c Museum Hotel into an ever-changing, otherworldly environment. The work both complements and disrupts its surroundings: a tree among trees, its industrial materials and mechanics provide material reference to the history of this former factory site—Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant. • Edition: 1 of 3 • Corten steel, mist (water), LED lights • 16’ x 9’ x 9’ (variable) • Location: 21c Museum Hotel, Oklahoma City • Commissioned by: 21c Museum Hotel
Siting and installation was a collaboration among 21c Museum Director, Alice Gray Stites, Deborah Berke Partners, and 21c founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson.
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