Atlanta, Georgia – An interactive installation in the outdoor piazza at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art features large polyurethane sculptures. The Merry Go Zoo installation by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon includes four large-scale, vibrantly coloured kinetic structures.
Polyurethane at heart of Merry Go Zoo
The four sculptures feature a round metal-and-wood base topped by an animal-shaped polyurethane sculpture. Visitors can interact with the structures, either by spinning on the base or by rotating the sculpture. The idea is to transform the piazza into a playground and summer refuge. It will also become the stage for performances, art-making activities and other events.
‘The installation serves as a welcome mat for our family visitors, and as inspiration to linger and play on the piazza,’ said Virginia Shearer, the museum’s director of education. This is the fourth year an installation has featured in the the museum piazza, with the aim of exploring how engaging with art and design can extend beyond the museum’s walls.