The sculpture is part of the ongoing Anish Kapoor exhibition at the Royal Academy which ends on December 11th (Heâ€™s the first living artist to take over the Royal Academy!).
Iâ€™m a huge fan of Anish Kapoor for his often oversized, shiny/colourful and mysterious public sculptures.
The â€œTall Tree and the Eyeâ€ sculpture is a reflective tree-like arrangement of shiny spheres towering high up to about 50 feet â€“ as high as the buildings enclosing the yard.
It looks like bubbles going up to the sky, or a tree of shiny Christmas ornaments.
Itâ€™s huge! Itâ€™s made of stainless steel and carbon steel.
Iâ€™m glad I got this opportunity to see this magnificent piece in person.
This was also my first time at Burlington House, a massive Palladian mansion on Piccadilly that houses the Royal Academy and five learned societies.
It was once a grand private house.
The main building has statues (probably of artists) mounted on the upper ledge of the building.