I had some time between meetings yesterday and stopped by The Met to see the new installation in the rooftop garden. Transitional Object (Psycho Barn), a site-specific installation by Cornelia Parker, is a recreation of the set house from the Hitchcock movie Psycho in reclaimed red barn wood.
As a lover of American vernacular architecture, I really liked the attention to detail and the quality of craftsmanship on display. It wasn't until I walked around the back of the installation that I realized it was only a facade. As an added twist, Hitchcock apparently based his set on the Second Empire style house in the Edward Hopper painting, House by the Railroad.
The installation is up until the end of October.