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SELECTED WORK

LANDING

2005         40'h 20'w 20'd

collaboration with Stuart Schechter
material: cast pewter/ acrylic spheres/ stainless cable
architect: Fentress Bradburn Architects Ltd.
site: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
commissioned by the Port of Seattle
photographs by Will Howcroft

Hanging within the central space of the Seattle Tacoma International Airport terminal floats Landing, a sculptural meditation on nature and regional culture. Comprised of hundreds of precisely suspended cast metal elements, Landing employs a sort of three-dimensional Pointillism, wherein numerous small sculptures coalesce into large composite forms.

Four distinct groups of elements give rise to the image of a Snow Goose landing in the rain. The goose itself consists of smaller waterfowl in five different flight positions. Native Salmon comprise the reflection of the bird. Various sized acrylic spheres create the illusion of rainfall. And sculptures symbolic of Northwest culture-- ranging from coffee mugs to umbrellas-- are arrayed across the lower third of the composition.

The subject matter is simultaneously; pastoral, depicting an especially elegant moment of natural avian activity; cultural, relating to manmade activities associated with the Northwest; and philosophical, a meditation on the link between Man and Nature.

It can also be read as slyly meteorological, as the glittering transparency of the rain and water surface elements puts a positive spin on the region's reputation for precipitation.

 SELECTED WORK

Arbor
New York, NY

Scope
Tulsa, OK

Heart and Mind
Klamath Falls, OR

Fourteenth Way
Lincoln, MA

Jurisprudents
St. Louis, IL

Human Nature
Boston, MA

Disorders of Magnitude
Charlotte, NC

Convergence
Denver, CO

Rabble
Raleigh, NC

Pattern Recognition
Phoenix, AZ

Rara Avis
Chicago, IL

Signal
Piscataway, NJ

Exquisite Corpse
St. Paul, MN

Prospect
Anchorage, AK

Persistence of Vision
Charlotte, NC

Ghostwriter
Evanston, IL

Perspective
Dallas, TX

E Pluribus
Cedar Rapids, IA

Latitude
Hartford,CT

Genius
Brooklyn, NY

Blue Lines
Fort Worth, TX

Impulse
Philadelphia, PA

Portrait of Neal
Private Collection

St. Sebastian
Boston, MA

Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial
Austin, TX

Arthur Fiedler Memorial
Boston, MA

Evert
Boston, MA

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