Sculpture at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, OR
In thinking through the changing mission of the zoo and the particular mission of this new facility, one of the things that I was struck with at the beginning of the project was the similarity and ambiguity of the forms seen when one studies the various examples of the beginnings of life. Seeds, spores, pollen,
and eggs exhibit fascinating tectonic and textural qualities that are fascinating in
their own right, as well as being ambiguous when compared to one another. The sculpture is approximately twelve feet tall and is created entirely from bead blasted stainless steel, with a yellow powder-coated interior surface.