Friday, March 28, 2008

Close Encounters on Campus

Remember that scene from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" where Richard Dreyfus obesessively sculpts a mashed-potato mountain? (Thanks to the Potato Museum).

I think it has landed on the UW campus. Take a look.

Stronghold, Brian Tolle, 2007
Or maybe it's just those folks over at the Henry Art Gallery hankering for some cool art. In fact, "Stronghold is a 23-ft diameter effigy of the base of a massive old growth tree, like those that may have been on the university’s campus before logging. Painstakingly built from 2 x 6 cedar lumbar, the sculpture can be likened to a low resolution image- realistic when seen from a distance and obviously constructed when viewed closely." The gallery's blog is named, of course, the Hankblog.

Photo: Kurt Keifer

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