“The 56-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture “Ferment” is the work of internationally- acclaimed artist Roxy Paine.
“At first sight, “Ferment” looks like a gigantic silver shining tree, but Paine rejects the term tree for its exclusiveness. Actually ‘Dendroids’ is what I call them, because to call them trees is selling them short,” Paine said.
“Ferment” belongs to a series of Paine’s sculptures collectively titled “Dendroids.” The term dendroid means tree-like in form and branching structure. According to Paine, this also includes references to the neural network’s branching, or river systems.”
But really, it looks like a tree.