Botanical Sculptures by Paula Hayes Installed in MoMA’s Lobby

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NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art presents an installation of two sculptures by New York artist and landscape designer Paula Hayes (b. 1958) that will be on view in the Museum’s lobby from November 17, 2010 through February 28, 2011. The installation, Nocturne of the Limax maximus, includes a fifteen-foot-long, wall-mounted horizontal sculpture called Slug, and a free-standing floor-to-ceiling structure titled Egg. Organic in form and containing a variety of living plants, the vessels will enliven the space during the winter season. The installation is organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with the artist. Since the 1990s, Hayes has produced botanical sculptures—organically shaped vessels made from blown glass, silicone, or acrylic, and filled with a rich variety of plant life—that expand upon the classic t