Station: [50] Mary Bauermeister - Rübezahl, 2020

Some of the 130 tree trunks that feature in Mary Bauermeister’s installation Rübezahl have served the artist for many years as places to sit in magic circles. Others were worked specifically for the Skulpturenpark Köln. The title of this piece refers to the eponymous mountain troll Rübezahl, who embodies the unpredictability of nature and influences the fate of humankind via the natural world. Bauermeister’s installation was conceived as a new heart for the park, inviting visitors to linger awhile and contemplate the power of their environment.

Mary Bauermeister

Rübezahl, 2020     

Natural materials, tree trunk, tree fungus, antlers, approx. 120 - 150 wooden chairs

Courtesy of Mary Bauermeister, represented exclusively by the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020, Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln 2020. Foto: Simon Vogel, Köln