The Great Northern, 2015-2016
wood, foam, fabric, earth, paint
The Great Northern
In progress: October-December, 2015
Exhibition: January-February, 2016
In the winter of 2015, Rick Araluce created a replica of The Great Northern train tunnel, which still runs beneath downtown Seattle. When it opened in 1905, it was the highest and widest tunnel in the US. Rick’s version is about half scale, filling MadArt’s studio. Viewers will find themselves immersed in a sensory experience that incorporates light and sound, creating a mysterious illusion. The Great Northern was constructed at MadArt Studio from October through December, and the finished work is open to the public from January 17th through February 27th, 2016.