Robert Gober. Prison Window. 1992 || High on the wall and decidedly out of reach, a barred window reveals an illusory glimpse of radiant blue sky. Gober transforms the gallery into a prison cell, taunting viewers with the semblance of a landscape beyond and provoking a desire to escape.
The Earth Room ~ Walter De Maria's 1977 art installation, a single room filled with 280,000 pounds of dirt, combines the framework of an ordinary office with the scent of a wet forest. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/new-york-city/sights/museums-galleries/new-york-earth-room