At the MoMA, 2010
Tim Burton has an instantly recognizable style and has used his unique personal vision to create an entirely new genre of film making. The MoMA exhibition goes beyond his achievements as a film maker though as it explores the full range of his creative work from drawings, to puppetry, sculpture and graphics. The scope of Burton's work is compared to other Pop artists of his time and celebrates his contributions to contemporary art.
For additional information on the show, please visit the exhibition site on MoMA's website here.
The reindeer topiary fabricated by Atta Inc. is a replica of the piece that appeared in his iconic movie, Edward Scissorhands (1990). Standing over 11 ½’ tall, the piece was meticulously crafted to match the original, going so far as to track down the manufacturer who supplied the faux-foliage for all the topiaries in the movie. We were honored to work with the curators and Tim Burton to bring his work to life.
“It's actually very exciting to work on a piece like this. The movie has such a whimsical and eccentric feeling to it - everything associated with it has this fun, fantastical vibe."
The MOMA commissioned a video chronicling the making of the topiary including time lapse video of our studio working on the piece as well as interviews with Karen Atta and the MOMA exhibit designer discussing the project.