This 2009 piece is an intricate, vein-like structure made of stainless steel. Paine is a sculptor who uses mechanical means and the innate logic of natural forms to create his “Dendroid” tree-like sculptures. His meticulous research and observation of a variety of tree species help him to understand the “language” of how a tree grows, and from there he creates fictional tree species that grow to a logic of their own. The sculpture was donated to the Broad Museum by founding donors Eli and Edythe Broad.
(Source: Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum)