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Friday, December 14, 2007

Alex Schweder’s Four-Ton Ice Sculpture, Snow Storm

posted by on December 14 at 9:30 AM

Alex Schweder, the Stranger’s Visual Art Genius this year and someone with whom you can tour a moldy building for charity, is now doing this:

What: Seattle artist Alex Schweder will create an ice sculpture on the steps and plaza of Tacoma Art Museum. Using 7,800 pounds—nearly four tons—of ice, a team of art installers will carve and shape blocks with a chainsaw to create the temporary installation, which is only on view until it melts. This is the first sculptural installation on view on Tacoma Art Museum’s front plaza. Inside the museum, a video will be projected onto snow falling in the center of the lobby. The two installations are called Melting Instructions and are being created for Snowbound, Tacoma Art Museum’s new winter festival.

When: Sunday, December 16, Snowbound Community Festival, 12 – 5 pm (Snow in the lobby with video projection: 3–4:45 pm)

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Interesting medium for sculpture. It's interesting to see that in contrast to:

Posted by PainterP | December 14, 2007 10:21 PM

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