Fallen Sky - CODAworx
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Client: Storm King Art Center

Location: New York City, NY, United States

Completion date: 2021

Project Team

Artist

Sarah Sze

Foundry / Fabricator / Workshop

UAP | Urban Art Projects

Storm King Art Center

Overview

Marking the first permanent site-specific commission at Storm King Art Center since 2009, Sarah Sze’s ‘Fallen Sky’ is placed midway atop Museum Hill. The 36-foot-diameter stainless steel artwork captures the grand sky that can be seen across great distances of Storm King.

Goals

'Fallen Sky' highlights the integrity of stainless steel itself, while simultaneously encouraging viewers to engage and appreciate the surrounding nature.

Process

Our New York team, just a few miles away from Storm King, worked closely with the artist and her studio from design coordination and into full fabrication. From a complex digital model, patterns were CNC milled in foam. These foam patterns were then used to cast the stainless-steel sculpture in a sand-casting technique. The fabrication, assembly, finishing, and passivation of the mirror-polished sculpture ensued in our Rock Tavern workshop, where the artist would frequent throughout production.