DISCOMBOBULATED DISCOURSE

2015 • Duwamish Revealed, Seattle, WA

Aluminum, steel, concrete keel, paint. 19’ x 25’ x 5’.

Our global climate change conundrum is overwhelming yet the collective will to act seems to be missing. Discombobulated Discourse presents a kinetically activated sculptural response to the temperament and nature of the Duwamish River as it responds to climate change. Two chairs on spheres face each other, moving independently and erratically, as if having a dysfunctional conversation about such matters. Each ladder chair atop a buoy swings in response to wind, tides, and wave action appearing as if a metronome out of sync. Is this a lost conversation? How high on the rungs will we need to go?

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