2 cranes, 114” x 78” x 34” each
Wall-mounted sculptures dimensions variable
Steel, barn wood, gears, chains, sprockets, trolleys, rope, pulleys, hooks, blocks, bearings and hand cranks
The global economy has driven us to invent ways and means to move people and products around the world. Although most transactions take place in the virtual world of the internet, when it comes to delivering the product, it happens in the real, physical world, in real time.
This physical world of shipping and transportation is massive, requiring huge amounts of space and infrastructure. When our cities were first built, they were formed around these hubs of transport. It was part of a city’s appeal to have access to new goods and access to travel to other places. In some instances, a port or rail depot gave a town its reason for being.
This made way for cities to build housing complexes, shopping districts, and restaurants. As new social structures grow, they start to compete with the original infrastructure of transport. There is a back and forth, between the concerns of the metropolis and the industry that feeds it.
This work represents the massive infrastructure that has been built and is required to move people and products back and forth, and works as a metaphor for the push-pull of interests constantly trying to get their way.
As installed at Oxbow Gallery. Seattle WA
September 9- October 14, 2017
Mild steel, bearings, gears, chain
192' x 120' x 24”
Haystack is an interactive, kinetic, wall mounted sculpture that
invites visitors to turn the wheel and set the piece in motion.
Previously installed in the Bellevue Art Museum as part of
BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis
September 2, 2016 - February 5, 2017
Mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, bearings, gears, chains, lights
144” x 42” x 42”
Commissioned by SDOT 1% for Arts funding, administered by the Office of Arts & Culture, Revolution is an interactive sculpture permanently installed in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.
Corner of Airport Way S. and S. Vale St.
PAS (Potentially Annoying Sound)
Steel, wood, gears, belt, bearings, sprockets, chains, 1930s organ pipes
20' x 30' (approximately)
PAS is a collaboration with Steve Withycombe, swithycofurniture.com
Steel, bearings, casters, old growth fir
110” x 148” x 84”
Powder-coated steel, hammers, chains, sprockets, and basalt
94” x 60” x 26”
This piece is part of the City of Redmond's permanent collection and can be seen in Redmond City Hall, Redmond, WA.
Operator of all three Modern Conveniences: Amy-Ellen Flatchestedmama Trefsger
Photos: Francis Zera
Steel, hammers and electric motor
63” x 73" x 23”