June 30, 2015

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

In two projects entitled, Ephemicropolis (2010) and Low-Rise (2006), late artist Peter Root used stacks of staples broken into various sizes to create miniature metropolises.

For Ephemicropolis, Root used approximately 100,000 staples over a floor area of 20 x 10 feet (600 x 300 cm). The installation took a very steady hand and roughly 40 hours to create. You can see a timelapse of the build below. Low-Rise, which is a smaller overall installation took approximately 30 hours to build. You can also find a timelapse of the project below.

To see more of Peter’s artwork you can visit his website at peterroot.com

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root

Staple Metropolises by Peter Root


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