artist peter root has sent designboom a look at his latest work ‘ephemicropolis’, a metropolis made
completely from stacks of metal staples. the piece consists of over 100,000 staples that were assembled
over a time period of 40 hours. the stacks were each broken into different sizes, designed to represents
everything from small scale buildings to large skyscrapers. the largest stacks are about 12 cm high,
while the some buildings consist of only a single staple. the whole installation takes up a floor space of
about 6m x 3m. unlike root’s previous project potato landscape, ‘ephemicropolis’ won’t start to grow mould any time soon.