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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Currently Hanging

posted by on April 8 at 10:30 AM

Brian Tolle’s Stronghold (2007), cedar lumbar, 23 feet in diameter

On the University of Washington campus, on the east side of the William H. Foege building.

With a free artist lecture Thursday at 7 pm at the Henry Art Gallery.

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Lumbar, huh?

Posted by Sachi Wilson | April 8, 2008 11:03 AM

yeah. from the lumbar yard.

Posted by infrequent | April 8, 2008 11:25 AM

Oh, my achin' back!

Posted by inkweary | April 8, 2008 11:27 AM

You sure Richard Dreyfuss didn't sculpt this out of mashed potatoes?

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | April 8, 2008 11:27 AM

Oh, the irony of making a whole lot of real stumps in order to make a fake stump!

Posted by boyd main | April 8, 2008 11:39 AM

I love lumbar sculpture.

Posted by Greg | April 8, 2008 12:12 PM


Don't you mean sitting? Placed? On display?


Posted by Will in Seattle | April 8, 2008 12:31 PM

@4 ha! that was my first thought as well.

Posted by infrequent | April 8, 2008 12:57 PM

Is it eco-friendly?

Posted by Kristin Bell | April 8, 2008 1:51 PM

what a waste. do you know how many paper grocery bags could have been made from that lumber? and since it's cedar, the bags would smell really nice too.

Posted by jameyb | April 8, 2008 3:00 PM

I wonder what the name references. It looks a little like the Stronghold in the southern Badlands, where the ghost dancers fled the US Army before the massacre at Wounded Knee.

Maybe it's not related, who knows.

Posted by Strath | April 8, 2008 3:39 PM

My friends and I always pictured the "stronghold" as more of a bunker (seeing as it's accessible from the other side). Whenever I see it, I just think of putting a big machine gun on top and stopping the Red's amphibious assault coming up from Lake Union.

Posted by Mr. Joshua | April 8, 2008 4:29 PM

#1-#3 made me crap my pants.

Posted by w7ngman | April 8, 2008 5:42 PM

Wow, I can see my old office in the background!

Posted by elswinger | April 8, 2008 6:27 PM

Is it me, or does the building on the right look like Garfield?

Posted by Lee Gibson | April 8, 2008 8:24 PM

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