Suyama Space
Mike Rathbun N47° 36.878' W 122°20.788'
September 10 - December 14, 2007
Installations Installations Installations

The question provoked with installation remains, “‘is the plane crashing or is it rising up from the depths of the sea?” The artist, a Minneapolis native, fabricated a wooden, half scale airborne skeletal airplane and situated it at a 20-degree compound angle to the gallery floor, denying a relationship to the building. Fifty 3 inch thick thorn vines puncture the fabricated “water surface” and extend to the ceiling, suggesting an aesthetic investigation of the structural characteristics of earth, air and water. Catalogue, essay by Suzanne Beal.

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