Medium: Oak and trunnels from Wawona
Dimensions: 13 x 49 x 25 inches (image)
Artist details: American , 1970
Date finished: 2013
Recommended by Sam (Owner & Director):
"This sculpture, made from planks salvaged from the historic lumber transport ship Wawona (finally taken apart in Lake Union after restoration attempts failed to find funding), tells so much about the source of his materials and the artist's interest in finding inspiration where initial utility was not the final condition for consideration. Look no farther than the artist's giant reconstructed tree currently installed at the Seattle Art Museum. Parse makes rich use of the bilge stained oak timbers from the hull and with the dowels or trunnels referencing the early marine construction methods. The graceful curve out from the wall suggests the curve of the former ship's hull. Grade honors the memory of the Wawona with a new life."