Photograph by Benjamin Benschneider/OTTO

Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek, 2014

Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek,
18 × 4 × 6 ft.
Cast bronze
Collection of Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma, WA
Photograph by Benjamin Benschneider/OTTO

Permanent installation of two bronze blanket columns installed along the Tacoma Art Museum’s Pacific Avenue entrance. For much more information on this project, go to the project website.

Detail

Photograph by Melissa Christy

Blanket texture and numbering

Photograph by Melissa Christy

To reproduce the most surface detail, the cast was done via a direct burnout, during which the original wool blankets were destroyed. Each blanket donation was numbered before casting, so that the blanket could be linked with the corresponding story on the project website.