Experience Music Project Photo Gallery--Page Three
If VI Was IX: Rocks and Branches Sculpture at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle Center
A view looking down from the top floor of the Museum
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The Experience Music Project Museum has many exhibits to enjoy but one of the best of them is a 35 foot tall sculpture that erupts from the main floor in the Museum.
If VI Was IX: Roots and Branches is a signature art installation at the Museum. Composed of over 500 guitars, banjos, drums, keyboards, trumpets, and other musical instruments, it dominates the viewer’s attention as it sweeps up like a cyclone to the roof of the building. The amount of detail in the structure is amazing. Adding to the visual feast is the wide variety of the colors of the instruments.
You can spend a while studying the components of this sculpture. Photographers can have a grand time doing a photo shoot of this massive object.
About the Artist:
The structure was designed by Trimpin, a Seattle artist and musician. Trimpin integrates art and music into his works. He designed some of the guitars to mechanically pluck their strings. From sound bites of the guitar strings, he composed music to be played back as an audio file.
Trimpin was the artist that built the wonderful and whimsical "Contraption" in Concourse A at Sea-Tac Airport (see image below)
A view of the top of the structure from the top floor
Looking up from the base of the sculpture
The top of the structure
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