“Christian French's Distributive Art Gallery” is my contribution to the temporary art series at the construction site of Roosevelt station, produced for STart, Sound Transit’s art program. Etched stainless steel plates made from drawings of old and discarded tools will be publicly available for people to come and make “rubbings” from, using paper and whatever crayon they have to hand. An analog interactive piece that embeds the idea of a “give-back” to the community, which is at the heart of the temporary art series itself.
In principle, the Gallery can live on in future incarnations, with new tools or even artwork by other artists curated into the mix.
Shout out to Japhy Witte at Sign Savant, who made a work of art in it’s own right for this, as you can see.