Roy Staab, Wheel of Time, 2012. Bamboo, 18 x 37.25 x 59 ft.

Roy Staab

Garrison, New York

Garrison Institute

Roy Staab’s recent large-scale, ephemeral sculpture Wheel of Time, created in May 2012, is made up of hundreds of drilled and pegged, intersecting bamboo poles harvested from the Garrison Institute’s 100-acre woodland. Bamboo is considered an invasive species in New York. By cutting the bamboo to make his work, Staab helped to slow the rapid growth of this beautiful plant, continuing the ecological component of his work; his water-based, tidal sculptures, for instance, often employ unwanted invasives such as phragmite reeds. The Garrison Institute sits along the Hudson River, 60 miles north of New York City… see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.