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Seattle Vivarium - Frieze of Naturalists

Seattle Vivarium - Frieze of Naturalists


Mark Dion

American, born 1961

Colored pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper
12 1/2 x 17 in. (31.8 x 43.2 cm)
Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum
Not currently on view

"My art asks you to think about both nature and sculpture not as objects, but as processes. I like to imagine a young visitor coming here when she is ten,
returning with her family as a teenager, stopping by as a college student, then one day taking her own children to the park to teach them about the nurse
log and how it looked when she was their age. She would have always entered the same building but never had the same experience."

-Mark Dion

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