Askew is a 46′ tall sculpture by American artist Roxy Paine. Paine uses industrial materials, in this case steel, to create sculptures that seem to have sprung from nature, albeit with a twist.
Askew is a part of Paine’s series called “Dendroids.” After extensive research on how trees grow, and based on a language he invented that describes how these trees “grow”, the artist assembles the Dendroids from steel. The effect is quite striking. The sculpture, while obviously man-made, feels natural in the way the branches reach out from the trunk. It’s fascinating to see birds perched on the branches of the sculpture, as if it were a real tree.