At the train station Zurich, the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto has built a 20 meter high textile sculpture. Fondation Beyeler had the artwork cost a lot – and therefore had to look for new financing options.
It's big, it's colorful and can not be overlooked: the sculpture "GaiaMotherTree" by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto. Half-tents, half-tents, giant work consists of an airy network of cotton strips. Inside, a sandy mat and thick pillows invite you to relax.
The internationally successful artist Ernesto Neto has put his textile sculpture on the invitation of Fondation Beyeler and combines spiritual thoughts with it.
A place of calm at the station
He should be rest, meditation and spirituality as well as meetings, "GaiaMotherTree". The sculpture consists of colorful cotton fabric strips, handmade in a network of airy nets.
In Wanner Halle in Zurich's station the fabric was installed so that it strived like a giant tree in the roof. Tied without screws or nails, the net is on the beams below the hall cover. Bags filled with spices serve as counterweights that prevent the network from slipping. In addition, they radiate a nice smell.