Paula Hayes, Nocturne of the Limax maximus

Since the 1990s, New York–based artist and landscape designer Paula Hayes (b. 1958) has produced botanical sculptures—organically shaped vessels made from blown glass, silicone, or acrylic and filled with a rich variety of plant life—that expand upon the classic terrarium, both through their imaginative containers and the microcosmic universes within.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in New York, United States.
From Wednesday 17 November 2010 to Monday 28 February 2011

Detail of Slug from the installation Nocturne of the Limax maximus image Slug  at left. Egg at right image Slug  at left. Egg at right image Detail of Egg from the installation Nocturne of the Limax maximus image Detail of Slug from the installation Nocturne of the Limax maximus image

Published by MOMA on Tuesday 30 November 2010.
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Hayes has conceived an installation for the Museum lobby that includes a fifteen-foot-long, wall-mounted horizontal sculpture for the west wall, and a free-standing, egg-shaped, floor-to-ceiling structure nearby. Organic in form and containing a variety of living plants, the vessels will add a joyful vitality to the lobby, enlivening the space during the winter season.