Love & Loss by Roy McMakin
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 36.985 W 122° 21.422
10T E 548317 N 5273868
Quick Description: In this piece McMakin is pointing out the place where love and loss intersect - literally. McMakin often starts his work with some everyday image and then alters it in a surprising way. The result: making the familiar seem strange.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2007 12:18:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM151X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
In this piece McMakin is pointing out the place where love and loss intersect - literally. McMakin often starts his work with some everyday image and then alters it in a surprising way. The result: making the familiar seem strange.

The piece consists of concrete letters, 2 benches, a reflecting pool, a table, and a tree. Together they spell the words "love" and "loss" intersecting and sharing the letter "o". Be sure to open the gallery for further explanations of the photographs.

McMakin has a strong following on the West Coast. He was born in Wyoming and was formerly based in Southern California, where he went to school. McMakin now lives in Seattle and heads a design company, Domestic Furniture/Domestic Architecture. To see more of what McMakin does, visit the Western Bridge gallery on Fourth Avenue South, which he designed.
Title: Love & Loss

Artist: Roy McMakin

Media (materials) used: mixed-media installation with benches, tables, pathways, light and a living tree

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Olympic Sculpture Park

Date of creation or placement: 2005

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