john grade, Mantle
Installed at Bitterlake Reservoir Seattle WA
Salvaged wood platform and corn-based resin upper form. Thirty feet high, sited September 2009-January 2010. Resin degrades naturally upon contact with moisture. Molded in multiple layers (skins) that degrade at different rates, the sculpture unpeels like an onion first in a semi-spherical ring and then in horizontal sheets.