Poetry Machine gallery : narrative : process

This sculpture was designed to be portable and self-contained, so that it could be placed in public spaces rather than an art gallery. The booth spent time in locations as diverse as SeaTac International airport, the Seattle Center and the foyer of On The Boards theatre.

The idea behind the work is to connect people with their capacity to create new thoughts and metaphors by creating new kinds of language. It assumes that truth is something that is made by people, not discovered in the world, and that tired and familiar ways of saying things can limit the kind of ideas that can be described.

This work was funded by a Seattle City Artist Award and an Artist’s Trust GAP Award.