Permanent installation. This living memorial garden of trees growing from stone was planted by the artist, Holocaust survivors, and their families in 2003. The contemplative space is meant to be visited and revisited, presenting new experiences as the garden matures over time. It is visible from almost every floor of the Museum. The effect of time on humans and nature is richly present in Garden of Stones. The sculpture is intended to be viewed, contemplated, and cared for by future generations. Garden of Stones was Andy Goldsworthy’s first permanent commission in New York City and remains a favorite of visitors to lower Manhattan.
Watch the video below to see the Garden take shape.