Sarah Sze, (pronounced ZEE), is a contemporary installation artist who has been chosen to represent the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Ms. Sze is well known for creating site specific environments using a variety of objects she finds in her environment. Her installations may use toothpicks, tubing, tea bags, ladders, wire, flowers, and anything else she may happen to feel works with the installation. Some of her works are suspended from the ceiling while others are on the floor allowing the viewer a close look at the objects she choose.
A well known work of hers can be viewed on the High Line in New York City. Here she created bird houses covered in fake wood. These aviary houses have parallelogram sides built into grids of shiny metal rods that converge to single points.
Book on Sarah Sze owned at the Central Library. Click on book cover for more information.