Seattle-based artist John Grade creates enormous installations that often combine organic shapes culled from nature with technology (check out our coverage of his past work here). The artist currently has several projects on view, such as his monumental sculpture Middle Fork, which showing through April 25 at MadArt in Seattle.
John Grade is a Seattle-based artist who creates monumental installations that significantly alter the viewers' experience of architecture and nature. Gritty, industrial materials are Grade's trademark. He likes his work to have weight in an almost precarious sort of way, as if the piece might give and crush the viewer at any second. Inspired by the land art movement of the '60s and '70s, Grade's work echoes the scale and impact of famous Earthworks like Spiral Jetty, though most of his interventions take place inside of museum and gallery environments rather than the land itself.