"Aviary (Library for the Birds of Massachusetts)" (2005)

"Aviary (Library for the Birds of Massachusetts)," 2005
Tree and found objects, dimensions variable Installation view: MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

"I’m very interested in surrounding myself with the stuff that inspires me. I’m an artist who gets a lot from things, and in that way I’m very much a sculptor. I really love the world of stuff. I know a lot of artists who prefer to have very Spartan lives. Their inspiration is very much in their heads. They like clean, white, empty New York kinds of spaces. But I really like the surprising juxtapositions when you put things together on the bookshelf and when you start to collect things."

- Mark Dion