Visitors to New York’s High Line will have noticed a new species taking root amid the indigenous plants of the famous linear park – a neon pink tree sculpture by Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz.
Old Tree is the third annual High Line Plinth commission and rises 25 feet above the historic elevated rail trail, its 16 limbs daubed in hot pink to stand out against the skyscrapers and bright blue summer sky.
The vibrant anthropomorphic sculpture was fabricated outside San Diego and assembled on site and comprises a steel frame covered in spray foam, set into shape with epoxy resin. Rosenkranz sought inspiration from the human body for the tree, its 145 branches recalling human blood vessels and capillaries.
Old Tree is on show at the intersection of 10th Avenue and 30th Street through autumn 2024.