Opening on 26 June 2021, Fallen Sky is comprised of a deliberately incomplete and increasingly delicate 36-foot-diameter spherical cavity, sheathed in mirrored stainless steel.
Speaking about the commission, Sze says, 'Fallen Sky is cradled in the expansive landscape of Storm King. Pressing into the earth, the concave sculpture reflects the concave sky, creating a sense of the landscape in reverse. As visitors peer into the reflection, they are immersed in the sky from above and below, teetering between a sense that the sculpture has dropped from above and sense that it is emerging from the earth. Framed by the landscape, the work erases the land and gives form to the air, allowing an intimate view of what is normally vast and immeasurable.'
A rendering of Fallen Sky by Sarah Sze
© Sarah Sze