Major new campus sculpture uses glass and metal to evoke nature

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
by Erin Firestone, Princeton University Art Museum

A monumental new glass, steel and bronze sculpture by leading contemporary artists Doug and Mike Starn - identical twins born in New Jersey and now based in New York - has been placed on the lawn of the Princeton University Art Museum.  The newly commissioned work, weighing nearly eight tons, is constructed of six 18-foot-tall vividly colored glass panels — featuring a new glass-dyeing technique pioneered in Germany — and two cast bronze forms resembling tree limbs. Titled "(Any) Body Oddly Propped," it was designed by the Starns specifically for the site and continues the artists' long fascination with energy systems found in nature.

Learn more about the new campus sculpture.