Visual Art A Memorial for the Art Laborer
posted by August 31 at 20:06 PMon
Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary of the day that Jason Sprinkle attached a 700-pound ball and chain to Jonathan Borofsy’s Hammering Man in front of Seattle Art Museum.
In remembrance, Sprinkle’s friends, family, and other artists will be meeting at 10 am at Hammering Man to set a memorial sign there. The memorial is both for Sprinkle’s art, and for his life—he was killed when hit by a freight train in 2005.
The organizer, Doug Parry, says:
Please feel free to bring cut flowers to place around the memorial sign (no jars or cups of water for the flowers and no candles—just cut flowers, please).
This is an unofficial gathering, although our goal is to invite SAM to recognize Jason’s artistic contributions to the city of Seattle, and, especially, his Ball and Chain. Therefore, this will also be a peaceful gathering and if we are asked to disperse (by either SAM or the SPD), we will peacefully comply. Cool?
The memorial gathering will last from 10:00AM to 10:30AM and will end with a moment of silence before we all go our separate ways.