The New York Earth Room Reviews
Do you like discovering weird stuff in NYC that hardly anybody else seems to know about? I sure do. A couple of years ago, a friend told me about a visit he made to an art installation in SoHo which..... more »
I hadn't heard anything about this - despite how long it's been there. I thought I wouldn't enjoy this, but honestly...it was amazing. I had so many questions and the contrast of elements and... more »
Don't expect a lot coming here but it is certainly something quirky that you can be sure not everyone you know who has visited New York has seen. It is what it says on the tin, no pictures allowed. Not open every day so check in advance. Basically you buzz a door at the address for the Earth room and someone let's you in. You climb a flight is stairs and it's there. The area surrounding is nice, so on a warm day go down and check out the surrounding boutiques.
The Earth Room is an interesting installation by the artist Walter De Maria. It is essentially a room filled with raked soil. Photography is prohibited. Its interesting how this piece of art can reveal unique perspectives of the viewer. For example, I found it unsettling that 'earth' was trapped inside the confines of a room but a friend found the sight of raked soil comforting!
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