Take a sneak peek inside artists Doug and Mike Starn’s 40,000 square foot studio in Beacon, Dutchess County thanks to a recent piece in ArchitecturalDigest.com. The Starn brothers don’t suffer from megalophobia. Quite the contrary, in fact; they embrace large sculpture, structures, walls of stained glass, and anything else they can fit inside of their sprawling Hudson Valley studio housed in a former warehouse (Beacon is known for this sort of thing).
The Starns’ piece Big Bambú resides in the studio, itself the size of a large room (it was on of the Met’s most popular exhibits ever), looking dwarfed amid all that open space. No wonder. The warehouse, according to the AD article, “once served as a foundry for casting metal sculptures as high as 50 feet not only for patriotic monuments on Washington’s National Mall but also for fantastical creatures by such artists as Louise Bourgeois and Jeff Koons.”
See even more of the Starns’ impressive work here. Megalophobics, consider this your trigger warning.