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Artist Sarah Sze's installation based on precise randomness

Sze has budgeted a full month for the installation and not just because her pieces are so delicate and detailed. It is a crucial, fertile period during which her pieces will evolve, both in terms of their location in the space and their physical attributes.

New York

IT is morning in Manhattan. Most of the art world is still asleep or out of town for an August vacation. But at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery on West 21st Street in Chelsea, the artist Sarah Sze debates the placement of dried paint strips.

For many artists, installing an