, Mike and Doug


Our work has always played with scale and the perceptions of where we all, as individuals, stand in the world. Here we are standing in Big Bambú, which is made from 2,000 bamboo poles lashed together with nearly sixteen miles of nylon rope. It was assembled at our studio, the former Tallix foundry in Beacon, New York, by a team of about eight rock climbers over a period of ten weeks. There is no external scaffolding involved; the piece grows out of itself as if it were a living organism. Later this spring, we will start to walk the piece across the foundry floor and back again by removing poles from the original mass and reattaching them at the front. Big Bambú is always finished and is never finished.