Our Art teacher, Mrs. Charleston, shared this article from “The SAM News,” a monthly newsletter that is emailed to its subscribers each month.
“Everything You Wanted to Know About Middle Fork,” is described as follows, and has a fun activity at the end.
John Grade’s large-scale sculpture, Middle Fork, echoes the contours of a 140-year-old western hemlock tree located in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle. Suspended above the Brotman Forum at our downtown location, this massive commissioned artwork involved the help of many hands. Volunteers, including SAM Staff, contributed time and thought to the placement of each small piece of cedar that was used to create this stunning sculpture. Watch this video for an in-depth look at the process of creating this work: from working with arborists to cast the living tree, to working with art handler to install hanging sections at SAM—Grade’s installation is an impressive reminder of art’s power to bring people together under its many branches.
Click here to view “Everything You Wanted to Know About Middle Fork.”