Chris Dashke

    Exhibition: Outside In

    Rain in the Mill 2 a.m.; Rain in the Mill Downtown, 1987

    Exhibition: Sculptors Working

    Rain in the Mill 2, 1988

    Steel plate, bronze

    1" x 4' x 8'

    The sculpture "Rain in the Mill 2" carries a double astronomical reference. The drilled holes represent the Big Dipper constellation as we know it now, and the larger patches of bronze welding represent the Big Dipper as it will appear 100,000 years from now. I am very interested in the look of objects on the edge of decay. The surface quality of steel plate that is walked/driven upon becomes richer through the effects of a "societal patina." The intent is to develop a "marker," a sculpture using industrial materials and techniques but offering a direct and quiet relationship to the viewer. A special thanks to Russell Belk, Museum Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
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