• The exposed workings of Hayes’ aquarium
  • Tropical fish inside Paula Hayes’ Land Mine at the Lever House
  • The artist, left, during installation
  • Terrariums inside the Lever House’s lobby

Once again, the Lever House transforms Park Avenue, this time with Paula Hayes’ live art installation Land Mind (through April 27). Hayes created a slice of the tropics with palm trees and lush foliage, at the center of which is a specially designed aquarium filled with coral and fish. It took her 18 months to mold and create the drop-shaped acrylic aquarium.

Photographs by Jesse David Harris.

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