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Seattle Vivarium (Olympic Sculpture Park)

Seattle Vivarium (Olympic Sculpture Park)

2005

Mark Dion

American, born 1961

Colored pencil on paper
11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 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
2007.1.6
location
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

Resources

Exhibition HistoryChicago, Illinois, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, "Drawing as Process in Contemporary Art," October 5, 2006 - January 14, 2007
Published ReferencesCorrin, Lisa Graziose et al. "Olympic Sculpture Park." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 2007, illus. p. 54

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