Sculpture

Parade

“Parade” 2013, 40’X40’X77′, wood, steel, light, sound. Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN.

Franconia Q & A

I would like to thank the following people without who’s hearts, hands, hospitality and generosity this work could not have been realized

Thank you

Kim, Ameilia and Melissa Rathbun, John Hock, Tamsie Ringler, Ken Edwards and the Starseed Foundation, Bob and Betty Lee Rathbun, Russell Rathbun, Mike Wurtz, Jeanne Dimeglio, Thad Dahlberg, Forest Lewis, Chris Larson, Asher Larson, Jason Bord, Dane Winkler, Adam McGee-Abe, Jonathan Haynes, Jeremy Szopinski, Peter Morales, Kevin Dart, Hugh Bryant, Freya Gabie, Hillary Mussell, Anders Nienstaedt, Julia Sisson, … Read the rest

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Attend

AttendAttend, 2013, 12’x50’x33′, laminated poplar,re-used timbers, family photos, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA.

Sometimes, instructing children in the old days, he had been asked by some black lozenge-eyed Indian child, ‘What is God like?’ and he would answer facilely with references to the father and the mother, or perhaps more ambitiously he would include brother and sister and try to give some idea of all loves and relationships combined in an immense and yet personal passion… But at the centre of his faith there always stood the convincing mystery–that we were made in God’s image. God was the parent, Read the rest

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The Situation He Found Himself In

The Situation He Found Himself In, 22’x 70’x97’

Date: June 25, 2011 – March 11, 2012
Location: Bosie Art Museum, Boise, ID

Sculpture Magazine Review

MIKE RATHBUN:
The Situation He Found Himself In

June 25, 2011 – March 11, 2012

Portland artist Mike Rathbun has created a monumental circular wood structure designed specifically for BAM’s dynamic eighty-foot Sculpture Court.  Made from Pacific Albus (hybrid poplar), the huge oval ascends 20 feet in the air and appears to pierce the outer walls of the Sculpture Court, cross over the outside courtyard and return through the east wall of BAM’s Nelson

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Urgency

“Urgency”

A large-scale sculptural installation by Portland-based artist Mike Rathbun

Entering Mike Rathbun’s Urgency is like stumbling down a rabbit hole. This bizarre world recalls the magical darkness of the Brothers Grimm and the wondrous imagination of Maurice Sendek’s Where the Wild Things Are. Rathbun’s powerful installation evokes both unease and wonder. On one hand, the space compels exploration, but it also is filled with a sense of foreboding. As visitors in this strange environment, we are swallowed up by its monumental scale and dwarfed by a menacing forest of thorns that appear to burst out of the gallery’s … Read the rest

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i’m bad, i’m good, i’m bad…

Date: 2010
Dimensions: 18′ x 33′ x 37′
Location: Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR

Josine Starrels Essay

I would like to extend a special thanks to all those who made this project possible.  Thank you to Josine Starrels for her faith in the work.  Thank you to Michael Crane, Stephen Frazier and the Schneider Museum.  Thank you to Lee Jimerson and the Collins Company, Jeff Nuss and Greenwood Resources for their material support.

And thank you to those who without their hearts and hands this project would not have been possible:
Kim, Melissa and Ameilia Rathbun, … Read the rest

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Redemption 1,2,3!

Date: 2008
Material: wood and red paint
Dimensions: 11′ x 15′ x 15′
Location: Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

I want to be in the Olympics. Sometimes if I think about it enough, I need to be in the Olympics. When I was in high school I ran good enough that it seemed possible that it could be a reality. And for some reason, when I discovered this I started smoking, or rather continued to smoke. I still talked about it a lot. I talked until the words change to “I could have been in the Olympics.” Read the rest

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Passing Revelation

Date: October 2002
Material: cedar/douglas fir
Dimensions: 14’ x 53’ x 33’
Location: Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

Special Thanks to:
Tamsie Ringler and her sculpture/3-d design classes, Marris Stroughtmanis, Bob Rathbun, Matt Rathbun, Stone, Emma and Bailey Rathbun, Mount Hood Community College Student Association, Pat Barrett, Camille Ainsworth, Judy Wang,Allison Siphron, Rosie Sturm, Tara Owens, Oja Lumber, Jerry Camp-Camps Lumber.

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Untitled

Date: July 2002
Material: poplar/pine
Dimensions: 6’x16’x16′
Location: Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

Special Thanks to:
Huntington Beach Art Center, The City of Huntington Beach, Dean DeCoker, Darlene DiAngelo, Wignall Museum Gallery, Virginia Eaton, Rebecca Trawick, Adam Belt, Rodger Tilton, Erina Higa,Stella Stauffer, Eric B. Cabunoc, Daniel Lumbreras, Dorian Cobian.

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Confessional

Date: March 2001
Material: Wood, Glass
Dimensions: 8′ X 5′ X 10′
Location:

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thank the following people for without whos help this work could not have been accomplished.

Russell Ratbun
David Kaihai
Thad Dahlberg

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Untitled

Date: December 2000
Material: Concrete and Wood
Dimensions: 8′ X 4′ X 6′
Location:

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thank the following people for without whos help this work could not have been accomplished.

Thad Dahlberg

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N34°06.211’ W117°42.712’

Date: October 2000
Material: Poplar
Dimensions: 14’ x 38’ x 38’
Location:

Press About the Piece:

Redemption and the Art of Michael Rathbun by Cynde Randall

Special Thanks to:
Special thanks to The Elizabeth Foundation without whose generous support this would not have been possible.

I gratefully acknowledge the following for the gift of their hearts and hands. They made this work possible:

Eric B. Cabunoc
Aaron Hansen
Eric Ott
Stella Stauffer
Adam Belt
Daniel Lumbreras
Jason Kessel
Dean DeCocker
Ginger Eaton


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Cart

Date: 8/00
Material: pine/fir
Dimensions: 22’x10’x30’
Location: Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga,CA

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thank the following people for without whos help this work could not have been accomplished.

Eric Cabunoc
Dorian Cobian
Erina Higa
Jason Kessel
Daniel Lumbreras
Stella Stauffer
Virginia Eaton and the staff of The Wignall Museum

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N34°08.65’ W117°34.359’

Date: 6/00
Material: poplar/fir/pine
Dimensions: 19’x38’x48’
Location: 

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thank the following people for without whos help this work could not have been accomplished.

Eric Cabunoc
Dorian Cobian
Erina Higa
Eric Ott
Jason Kessel
Renee Kieffer
Daniel Lumbreras
Robert Samuel
Stella Stauffer
Michael Thunberg
Lori Tyra
Virginia Eaton and the staff of The Wignall Museum

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N35°15.021’ W117°30.120’

Date: 9/99
Material: poplar
Dimensions: 22’x28’x32’
Location: Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Press About the Piece:

Sweeping Beauty
Sunday, October 3, 1999, The Press Enterprise, Los Angles CA.

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thank

Eva Kirsch and the Staff of the Robert V. Fullerton Museum
Bob Rathbun
Richard Rathbun
Matt Rathbun
Betty Rathbun
Virginia Eaton
Paul (The Mayor) Eaton
Eric Cabunoc

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Story About a Boat

Date: 8/98
Material: poplar
Dimensions: 40’x24’x24’
Location: Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

Press About the Piece:

From the Bush Artist Fellowship Catalog 1998

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thank the following people for thier invaluable help on this piece

Kurt Dyrhaug
Aaron Hansen
Chel Jones
Mike Wurtz
John Hock and Franconia Sculpture Park
Kathleen Gilrain and the staff of Socrates Sculpture Park
The Bush foundation for their generous support

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Material and Space

Date: 1/98
Material: poplar
Dimensions: 14’x25’x25’
Location: Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thank the following people for without whos help this work could not have been accomplished.

Aaron Hansen
Chel Jones
John Hock and Franconia Sculpture Park

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N44° 57.429 W93°16.485’

Date: 10/97Dimensions: 24’x9’x9’
Location: Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN., Jerome Artist Fellowship

Press About the Piece:

College Galleries Showcase Latest Trends
Star Tribune, Friday October 3, 1997

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thank the following people for without whos help this work could not have been accomplished.

Aaron Hansen
Thad Dahlberg
Gordon Manery
Russ Rathbun

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N44æ 57.053’ W93æ17.308’

Date: 1/97
Material: poplar
Dimensions: 17’x24’x24’
Location: Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN., Jerome Instalation Art Commission

Press About the Piece:

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thank the following people for without whos help this work could not have been accomplished.

Thad Dahlberg
Gordon Manery
Russ Rathbun
Mike Wurtz
Tim Quady
Aaron Hansen
Sue Kosmalski, Intermedia Arts and The Jerome Foundation

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N44° 57.488’ W93°16.353’

Date: 2/96
Material: poplar
Dimensions: 18’x24’x40’
Location: Mineapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Press About the Piece

Boat With Wings
Twin Cities Reader, February 14, 1996

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thak the followwing people for without whos help this work could not have been accomplished.

Thad Dahlberg
Gordon Manery
Russ Rathbun
Bob Rathbun
Matt Rathbun
Michelle Haunspberger
Mike Wurtz
Corey Barkey
Chris Mayer
Dave Leak
Tim Quady
Stuart Turnquist, Cynde Randall, Evan Mowher, and the Staff of The Minneapolis Instute of Art.

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N44°58.961’ W93°14.982’

Date: 10/95
Material: poplar
Dimensions: 11’x35’x60’
Location: Soap Factory, Noname Exhibitions, Minneapolis, Mn.

Press About the Piece

Artists of the Year, Makers Who Mattered in 1995
City Pages December 27, 1995

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thank the followwing people for without whos help this work could not have been accomplished.

Thad Dahlberg
Gordon Manery
Russ Rathbun
John Rassmunson
Michelle Haunspberger
Mike Wurtz
Christy Atkinson
David Gravy
The Staff and volunteers of The Soap Factory and Noname Exhibitions

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N44° 55.393’ W93°14.576’

 

N44° 55.393’
W93°14.576’

Date: 5/95
Material: poplar
Dimensions: 9’x15’x35’
Location: Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

Press About the Piece
List press here

Special Thanks to:
I would like to thak the followwing people for without whos help this work could not have been accomplished.

Thad Dahlberg
Russ Rathbun
Mike Wurtz
Pam Wurtz
Bob and Betty Rathbun
Jim Paulson
Guy Baldwin

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