Speak softly and carry a big stick: Big Bambù

[photo by Nicolee Drake]

If anyone cares to know what I want to do with my life, this is it: interview artists atop public art installations, preferably monumental in size. And to be honest,  I think I am doing my best to make sure this happens.  At the end of last month, photographer Nicolee Drake and I climbed to the top of Big Bambù, an over 100 foot tall whirlwind of bamboo created by Doug and Mike Starn for MACRO Testaccio and ENEL Contemporanea.  We went back two more times.  You should go too, you'll probably catch me lying around . . .

Big Bambù opens today and will be up forever. For more information on the exhibition, please read my latest piece in BBC Travel.  And if you won't be able to climb, take a look through Nicolee's lens- and Tumblr.

[Photo by Marco MoscatoMe and Nicolee

In action.