The kinetic sculpture designed by Nomad Studio is nested within the courtyard of the Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis, USA, as an immersive space under a floating garden.
is a kinetic sculpture conceived by landscape architecture firm Nomad Studio, within the Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis in Missouri, USA. A systematic yet delicate arrangement of Tillandsias, hang from thousands of slices of repurposed wood, suspended from the courtyard’s steel canopy, moving as a supraorganism.
The installation has a powerful transformational impact on the courtyard at the heart of the Museum, as the sculpture hangs above the heads of visitors, swaying organically in the breeze, and sketching linear shadows on the courtyard’s ground plane. Green Air
is the second act of a broad exploration that started in 2015 with Green Varnish
, a monumental green fabric composed of thousands of succulent plants that symbolically covered all the inconvenient facts of our lifestyle. The installation was carefully deconstructed last fall and its components were reutilized to build this new one, creating a continuity and dialogue between the two pieces and the people who experience them.
Green Air, Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis, Missouri Program:
installation Architects:Nomad Studio Consultants:
LIA Engineering Installation team:
Jessi Cerutti & Caleb Hauck Maintenance team:
St. Louis Master Gardeners Year: