Ann Hamilton

The installation tropos, like all of Ann Hamilton’s works, is a sensory experience. Created as a site-specific installation in 1993 for Dia Center for the Arts in New York City, tropos refers to the idea of tropism, meaning a natural tendency, or a living being’s proclivity to respond to stimuli in a specific way, such as a plant that grows towards light.

The installation is made primarily from horse hair—a vast landscape of varying shades of hair from the tails of horses covers the entire floor of the 5,000-square foot space. […]