Tower

January 22, 1984 Portland Art Museum

The frames are stood up, the cross braces secured and then the planks are laid; a scaffold
is being built. As the metal and wood structure rises from the ground, the builders move upward
as well. The interconnection between the fixed rectilinear forms and the movement of the workers
is key to Tower Construction.

Process, an intrinsic aspect of art is the essence of construction. When you walk on a building site, the
rumbling noise overwhelms at first. But soon the observer senses an orchestrated pattern comparable
to the choreography of dance. Coordination, timing, training and individual excellence are evident.

Tower Construction was a temporary performance/sculpture. Like modern cities, the human figures
moved freely throughout the geometric structure, creating a living, kinetic sculpture.