Robert Morris is a sculptor and conceptual artist who is orignally from Kansas City, Missouri. Morris is currently based in New York and represented by the Leo Castelli Gallery. His work has been exhibited at some of the most revered art museums in the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris.
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City has incorporated a new installation by Morris into their Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, in celebration of its 25th year in operation. Called The Glass Labyrinth, the transparent maze is created to be interactive. From the museum's website,
" Glass Labyrinth acknowledges... prehistoric markings on stones and cave walls, ancient Greek myths, and Christian metaphors for pilgrimage to the holy city of Jerusalem. Thus, it transcends time and space to remind us of the power of deeply felt archetypes. In form and material, however, this labyrinth is a departure from the more familiar circular and rectangular labyrinths of old. Triangulated and constructed of glass plate walls capped with bronze, it speaks to this moment in the language of modern architecture and design–streamlined, dynamic, transparent, and elegant."
According to this article at Fox4 News Kansas City, the "62-foot by 62-foot by 62-foot, 7-foot-tall labyrinth" weighs upwards of 400 tons. Read more about the exhibition at the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Via Laughing Squid
Images: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art