Do Ho Suh’s “Karma”, A twenty three foot tall monumental Stainless Steel Sculpture, recently made the 1,300 mile trip from Polich Tallix to the New Orleans Museum of Art. The towering sculpture is now a permanent resident in the Sydney and Walda Bestoff Sculpture Garden.
Karma consists of 98 cast and metal sintered figures, each subsequent figure descending in size until it reaches the top. Casting the sculpture presented many challenges for us, which we overcame through clever engineering and a wide array of manufacturing processes from CNC milling to rapid prototyping to direct metal laser sintering.
A Bronze version of the same sculpture was created and installed last year at the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY. After doing several material samples for the artist, Do Ho Suh decided to create a stainless steel version.