The Great Northern, 2015-2016
wood, foam, fabric, earth, paint
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 was about half scale, filling MadArt’s studio. Viewers found themselves immersed in a sensory experience that incorporated light and sound, creating a mysterious illusion. The Great Northern was constructed at MadArt Studio from October through December, and the finished work was open to the public from January 17th through February 27th, 2016.