Graft by Roxy Paine

Molly Donovan, associate curator, department of modern and contemporary art, National Gallery of Art, Washington. In 2009 the National Gallery of Art commissioned American sculptor Roxy Paine to create a stainless steel Dendroid, as the artist calls his series of treelike sculptures, for the Sculpture Garden. In this podcast produced on the occasion of the completed work-the first contemporary sculpture installed in the Sculpture Garden in the nearly 10 years since it opened-associate curator Donovan talks to host Barbara Tempchin about Graft.

Released: December 08, 2009